Have you ever bathed an elephant?
Heading west from Chiang Mai, Thailand we met up with the amazing team from Elephant Discovery Chiang Mai who introduced us to their 3 female elephants and one cheeky young male
The location is home to a Karen ethic tribe in western Thailand and their village Elephants.
The village have opened up their community to the eco tourism trade in an effort to save their elephants, particularly the young male elephants. Our guide was particularly worried about their young male who was starting to grow tusks. He said (the guide, not the elephant) he is constantly worries and has heard that forest elephants near by are poached and their bodies found by the road. Truely heard breaking stuff.
Check out a quick video about the day!