This summer, Team Thailand 1 (Adam Kleinberg, Michael Kwan & Phil Levis) was lucky enough to spend 2 incredible weeks at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There, they tackled the immense challenge of rehabilitating and providing much needed treatment for animals that find refuge at the sanctuary.
The team has made a donation to Save Elephant Foundation, a Thai non–profit organization dedicated to providing care and assistance to Thailand’s captive elephant population through local community outreach, rescue and rehabilitation programs, and educational ecotourism operations. Specifically, the funds will go to elephant care, so that those who work at the park are able to feed the elephant herds a healthy diet, provide them with the best veterinary care, and construct chain-free enclosures so they can have a future of roaming 24 hours per day.
“We hope that our donation will go a long way to care for the delicate animals that find refuge at the park, and encourage people back home in Canada to educate themselves about the dire situation and elephants’ need for our help in Thailand. Our goal is to help raise awareness about the current situation and motivate others to travel to the Elephant Nature Park in the future so they too can make a difference.”