Today I Made 7 New Friends
"The elephant is a friend of man.
More than the dog, it's constant.
And now indeed our turn has come
To be the friend of the elephant."
~ Paul Hippeau
With such a beautiful cause and exciting experience, I wanted to spend at much time as possible with the elephants, so we chose Pamper a Pachyderm full day experience. Pamper a Pachydermn is an elephant camp neighboring the park that is partnering with Elephant Nature Park to start their sanctuary. Once we arrived at the park, we immediately were handed bananas, sugar cane and bread and 5 elephants in the herd and 2 others from another came over for us to feed them. The oldest of the group is over 70 years old, while the youngest was only 4. We hiked with them through the jungle low lands for about an hour, feeding them and loving on them along the way, till we reached our amazing lunch site that gave us a beautiful vista of the sanctuary.
|Kissn' the baby|
|This is Grandma, she only eats bananas because she doesn't have any teeth|
|My new friends|
|The view of the park from lunch|
|D made a friend too|
While we were walking back, again feeding the elephants along the way, we stopped at the river to help bathe them.
|This woman, Muoy, is the owner of Pamper a Pachyderm|
It was so beautiful being able experience these gentle giants up close in a respectful way while spoiling them after all of the horrible atrocities and abuses they have endured at the hands of humans.