Malee is only 44 years old but like most of the elephants at Elephant’s World, she has had a hard life so she appears much older. She worked in the streets of Bangkok begging and having her photo taken by tourists.
Songkran is the second oldest elephant at Elephant’s World (74 years old) and she’s had a very hard life. She worked at trekking camps for 70 years, giving tourists rides. When she became too weak to work, her owner decided to donate her to Elephant’s World.
About 40 minutes from the town of Kanchanaburi, lies a beautiful camp dedicated to the well being of old and previously abused elephants.
The elephants is the symbol of Thailand and the top thing to do on most tourist’s itinerary is to ride one.