Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Part 3: Nakhon Ratchasima Trip with Family- Elephants

So, while we were up in Khao Yai, we did actually get to hang out for a while with some elephants. It would have been nice to see them in the wild but that wasn't to be. We've seen elephants before, ridden them and fed them, but every time you see one or several elephants, you can't help but be impressed by their size and power.

On our last day, we were driving around checking out little attractions here and there and came across an elephant conservatory, but the elephant man was not there so the only open attraction was the feeding area.
We stopped and gave the elephants, two big adults and a baby, some sugar cane and some turnips or some other type of root vegetable or tuber. Hairy buggers, big animals with human like eyeballs that look at you just like a person.
Kinda strange but when you look into their eyes you realize that they aren't simply animals...but beings...with thoughts and feelings, ideas, intelligence. I guess that's what I saw in their eyes at least! Maybe they were just like "Hey, look at the humans!"

There are several sets of 8 inch thick bars separating the elephants from the guests, keeping the giant pachyderms just within trunk's reach of the humans and the food that they are sharing. Pae, the animal lover she is, wasn't about to let the bars keep her from getting close to them...and they certainly didn't prevent her from giving and getting hugs!!


mardenheyjude said...

The elephants are awesome, the waterfalls just take my breath away, but that poor deer looks like it has seen better days.
Love always, Auntie

Pae and Guy said...

Hahahahahaha, I think the deer gets its hair cut by the same lady who cuts mine!!! Hahahaha!!

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