Saturday, 3 October 2009

News from the Elephant Nature Park

Hi Everyone!

Here's an update from Chiangmai after a 3 week visit in September to Elephant Nature Park ( Many exciting things are happening at the park, for a start we have two new born elephants!

Fa mai, a real beautiful and gentle female and Chang Yim, an energetic, playful and cheeky 1.5 month old male who loves to chase and headbutt everyone. Their daily antics never failed to amuse both visitors and volunteers alike.

August to October is the rainy reason, the soil is soft and its a great time for planting new trees and plants as their chances of survival are excellent. The bamboo I planted around my house during my last visit has really grown and many are taller than my house!

During my last week stay, there was a sudden flash flood that washed away alot of our land. At one stage, it threatened to topple the houses we built on the bund facing the river. We had to work feverishly to put sand bags on spots that were threatened, everyone pitched in and did a great job!

For the time being, the houses are safe and once the water subsides, we intend to put more sandbags to secure the ground.

Here are some images - Enjoy!



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