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Meet KamKaew

KamKaew is the second youngest elephant (10 years old) and she’s one of my favorites at the sanctuary.
One if her legs is shorter than the others, and it’s the cutest thing ever to watch her wobble around the camp.

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Erawan Falls

On Wednesday, 2 of the volunteers and I were given a day off (after many hours of begging), so we decided to check out the famous Erawan Falls. Only 2 hours away by bus.

Erawan is a national park with its main attraction being aย 7 tiered waterfall that hundreds of tourists flock to see every day.

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Loi Krathong

During the full moon of the 12th month on the Thai lunar calendar, Thailand celebrates Loi Krathong. The local people make boats and send them down the river releasing any negativity and making a wish for the new year.

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The Food Shop

Elephants eat 10% of their body weight each day, which means they spend most of their time eating. Twice a day, we weigh out fruits and vegetables and divide them among 10 baskets, one for each elephant. We usually aim for 16-18 kilos (35-40pounds) per basket.

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Meet Kamoon

Kamoon is one of the three original elephants at Elephant’s World. She’s easy to tell apart from the others because she is the fattest lady at the sanctuary.

Kamoon is 64 years old and she spent her childhood begging for food in Bangkok and Phuket.