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Tag: Elephants

Safari Jungle in the Chitwan National Park

We flew 20 minutes via a small prop plane to the city of Chitwan, then drove one and a half hours to find ourselves at the Tiger Temple Green Jungle Resort in the middle of  the Chitwan National Forest.

Our new glamour tent in the early morning fog

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Saving the Elephants

Thailand has a very long history with elephants.  For many years, they were trained to work logging teak wood from the forest.  It was such wonderful news to hear that in 1989, the government outlawed the use of elephants for this work.

Our elephant Billy strikes a pose. Billy and his trainer, Suk, have been together every day for 18 years.

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