Elephant Nature Park (ENP) is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation centre in Northern Thailand, founded by renowned elephant rights advocate, Saengduean Chailert, known by her nickname Lek. It is the first elephant sanctuary of its kind established in Asia and currently provides a caring home to over 100 elephants. Many of the elephants living in the sanctuary of Elephant Nature Park have been rescued by Save Elephant Foundation from street begging, elephant riding, and circus shows, where they often sustained both physical and psychological injuries. The park’s herds include blind, crippled, orphaned, and senior elephants who are now free to live a peaceful life in natural surroundings, where they are loved and respected.
Elephant Nature Park offers half day tours, full day tours as well as overnight with full board accommodation to stay close to the elephants at the park. And volunteer opportunities are also available to become part of the caring team helping with the feeding and various manual efforts required to support the elephants at the park.
Volunteers and visitors to Elephant Nature Park help us provide the best care for our rescued herd and thousands of other rescued animals under our care.
Elephant Nature Park Blog
Although NamThip is finally in her new sanctuary home, her health issues are quite pronounced. Our veterinary team promptly conducted further detailed health checks on her, including additional blood tests, stool sampling, and urine checks. Today, we also conducted an X-ray of her left hind leg, which seems to be problematic for her.
After a long journey in excess of 24 hours, with a soft sand bed ready, Namthip was able to sleep for possibly the first instance in her life, without chains on her legs. Sleeping freely, with no rope around her neck and no one stood over her giving orders, holding a hook, or making threats.