Happy World Elephant Day
Because without elephants… what kind of world would it be?
Dear Elephant Hills friends and elephant lovers,
Today we are happy to celebrate the WORLD ELEPHANT DAY with you! You may wonder why this day is so important for us and why supporting Asian Elephants is one for our biggest duties.
“Wild Asian elephants suffer severe habitat loss in some of the most densely human-populated regions on the planet. Their traditional territories and migration routes have been fragmented by development, highways and industrial mono-crops. The Asian elephant, whose habitat ranges over 13 countries across Asia, is an endangered species with less than 40,000 remaining worldwide – less than a tenth of the African elephant population.” – worldelephantday.org.
We at Elephant Hills are delighted to announce that we have been “Highly Commended” in the 2014 Thailand Green Excellence Awards for Animal Welfare.
The Thailand Green Excellence Award winners are chosen by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Wanderlust Magazine and are based on how captive animals are treated, kept, cared for and interacted with. Our approach at Elephant Hills is not to ride elephants and to abstain from elephant shows in order to offer a more responsible, unique and rewarding experience for both elephants and humans. We also aim at maintaining the highest level of animal welfare; guests get to feed, wash and interact with Asia’s largest land animal. This is an excellent opportunity to get up really close and personal with these gentle giants in a responsible way and at the same time learn about their status and situation in Thailand.
We are extremely proud of this award, since the entire Elephant Hills team is extremely dedicated to the well-being of all the Elephants under our care. The whole company works hand in hand to ensure the best possible lifestyle for these magnificent pachyderms.
Please celebrate with us this wonderful day to further promote the well-being of the Asian Elephant, which got classified as an endangered species by the IUCN in 1986 already. Together we can achieve a globally more responsible and sustainable approach to elephant tourism, and hopefully even bring this unique species into the next century, so our children and their children may enjoy the presence of these gentle giants in the same way we did…
If you would like to help us raise awareness about the World Elephant Day and its importance, please share this with your friends and family.
Thanks for your fantastic support – it is much appreciated!
With very best regards from Thailand’s tropical Rainforest,
Your Elephant Hills Team
“I have spent hours and hours watching elephants, and come to understand what emotional creatures they are (…)”- Dr. Jane Goodall