Patara Elephant Farm - Chiang Mai, Thailand

nomnompaleo:

Well before our arrival in Chiang Mai, our friend Mark (of CrossFit Chiang Mai and the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute) had asked if we wanted him to arrange for us to visit Patara Elephant Farm. Crazed with our cookbook launch, I hadn’t given it much thought, but I figured the kids would get a kick out of seeing some elephants, so I said sure. Why not?

I had no idea that by the end of the day, our kids would be doing this…

Patara Elephant Farm - Chiang Mai, Thailand by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…and this…

Patara Elephant Farm - Chiang Mai, Thailand by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

…and demanding to know whether we have enough room in our backyard for a pachyderm.

Located about 45 minutes south of Chiang Mai in the mountains surrounding the lush Hang Dong Valley, Patara Elephant Farm’s mission is to rescue and rehabilitate elephants. During the extensive orientation, we learned about the steep decline in the elephant population in Thailand over the past few decades, and Patara’s efforts to protect these magnificent animals. Patara has rescued and adopted a number of elephants, some from horrible (and illegal) working conditions. And unlike some of the other elephant camps around Chiang Mai that cater to tourists to the detriment of the animals, it’s obvious that the staff at Patara care deeply for their elephants. Each elephant at the farm is paired with one human guardian who’s responsible for bonding with and caring for the creature.

Patara Elephant Farm - Chiang Mai, Thailand by Michelle Tam http://nomnompaleo.com

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