World Elephant Day – Throwback to Visiting Maesa Elephant Camp

Maesa Elephant Camp, Chiang Mai, Contiki, casiestewart

In honour of World Elephant Day, here’s a throwback visiting an elephant sanctuary in Chaing Mai,  Thailand.  ปางช้างแม่สา aka Maesa Elephant Camp is like a retirement camp for elephants that aren’t able to go back into the wild after they’ve worked. There are over 75 elephants and they do activities like soccer, basketball, and painting. I was so impressed with their painting skills!

This was one of the coolest experiences of my life. I was on a 10 day media trip to Thailand with Contiki Canada and Lauren and I loved riding Bajan. He was  one of the biggest elephants and the sweet age of 61.

A couple years ago I took Embot to the Bowmanville Zoo and we met Limba the 50 year old elephant. We had the opportunity to feed her, hang out, then she took us for a ride.


Elephants are such beautiful creatures. ?

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