CKC grand finale: week #2 at Elephant Nature Park.

… And we’re back!  Our final project continues as we spend our second week at Elephant Nature Park,  working with the Elephants. This placement is one that our group has looked forward to since first planning our Global Vets trip last year. Elephant Nature Park is founded by an incredibly sweet and courageous Thai lady…

CKC: Elephant Nature Park Part 1 – dogs!

Our third project takes place at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai,  Thailand. As the name suggests, ENP is home to over 60 rescued elephants from across Thailand. However, since the Bangkok Flood of 2011, it has also opened a separate clinic for rescued dogs. Initially, the ENP staff traveled to Bangkok with the…

DRJ: A Week in the Dog House

This week we volunteered at the dog and cat shelter at Elephant Nature Park. ENP is not only a sanctuary for rescued elephants, it also has many other animals including water buffalo, cows, ponies, goats, birds, monkeys, cats and over 400 dogs. During our time at the centre we were able to be involved with…

DRJ: A Week with the Elephants

After 3 weeks of independent travel through South East Asia, our team was excited to begin our first week of volunteering at Elephant Nature Park. Elephant Nature Park, sometimes called Elephant Heaven, is located in Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand. ENP is a sanctuary for 44 elephants mainly rescued from the logging and tourism…

JMS: Elephants at Elephant Nature Park

We began our journey a week and a half ago flying from Toronto to Chiang Mai, Thailand. We took a few days to adjust to the time change and experience some Thai culture before we were picked up to head to Elephant Nature Park.  They picked us up in an air conditioned van (I was…