Elephants in Thailand

This is a collection of photographs I shot at Krabi Elephant Sanctuary in southern Thailand. They provide a new home for elephants that were previously exploited in the tourism and logging industry.

There are about 7000 elephants in Thailand, and half of those are in captivity. According to the sanctuary, domesticated elephants cannot be returned to nature, and require care and food for the rest of their natural lives.
Each elephant consume about 125 kilos of food and 200 liters of water every day, hence it’s pretty pricey keeping elephants.

If you’ll be travelling to Thailand and want to see some elephants, do consider visiting a sanctuary instead of your typical elephant rides (those are bad, okay).

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