Thailand: The Elephant Park–Potentially Harmful, Certainly Incredible

A visit to an elephant park in Thailand in May 2015 revealed the incredible nature of these beasts–but also brought up the double-edged sword that these parks are.

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On May 3, our group of 43 students and chaperons went to see an elephant park outside Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. After escaping the city in our motorcade of grey Nissan conversion vans, we entered the park and parked in the dirt lot. Then after disembarking, we looked to our right and a monster came into view…

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