Welcome. This blog post will be about elephants. Elephants are very large animals from the elephantidae family. As most of you know, we are in Asia, and we went to an elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai.
Also, did you know there are three types of elephants? They are the Asian elephant, the African elephant, and the African forest elephant. Elephants eat grasses, bark, stems, sugar cane, bananas, and watermelon. They have to stay near water because they need to drink at least once a day. Elephants have 100,000 different muscles in their trunk, and they have a finger-like feature at the end of their trunk to grab things. We saw this when we fed them.
We had a lot of fun at the elephant sanctuary. It was called Elephant Nature Park. We had a nice tour guide named Ya. First we went on a van ride. It was very long. After we got there we got to feed the elephants bananas, squash, and watermelon. I felt sad because the elephants weren’t coming to me. Eventually the baby elephant came to me, and it was very cute. Later we went on a walk to see more elephants. Then we went to have lunch. We went to the CAT KINGDOM. It was so fun and the cats were so cute. Then we went to see baby elephants. They were very naughty because they started chasing people around, and they weren’t supposed to. Then the long ride home and we all slept.
Elephant Nature Park helps elephants. They rescue elephants from being abused by humans who use them to do shows, or to ride them, or in the logging industry. Some of their elephants stepped on land mines and they got hurt. The most important thing to know is NO RIDING the elephants because people hurt them to train them.
It is good that there are places like this to save the elephants that have been abused or hurt. It is nice, and if you are in Chiang Mai, you should go!