The Chang: 1,2 and 3

Many people concerned with elephants in captivity in local elephant camps will be pleased to learn that Mae Sa Elephant Camp and Thai Care for Elephants  have been reorganised during the covid closure and are now reopening offering the first phase of the long term goal of having as many elephants as possible, chain free.

Rebranded as The Chang 1, 2 and 3, the organisation has removed all shows and tricks along with all riding. Now visitors can enjoy watching the elephants move around in their friendship groups and interacting with each other and their surroundings.
Traidhos Camp was invited to view the new arrangement this week. Board walks allowed us to view the elephants picking lamyai from the orchards, finding a good scratching tree and playing in the mud. A new feeding platform has been created where we washed bananas and then  interacted with the elephants as they were fed. We were also able to marvel at the almost intact example of an elephant skeleton and assist with making herbal medicine balls which aid digestion and a mix of cut grass and salts and minerals to support the diet of grass and fruit.
The Chang welcomes pre-booked visitors for half day and full day packages.

You can view a short video of the elephants HERE

Lynda Rolph

Head of Community

 

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