Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, the Happy Elephant Oasi
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Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, the Happy Elephant Oasi

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Phuket,Thailandia

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, the Happy Elephant Oasi

The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is a beautiful oasis nestled in the tropical forest of Phuket, Thailand. It is a noble project that aims to raise awareness of the cruel practices that are inflicted on elephants within the tourism industry. The mission began in 2016, with the aim of protecting battered pachyderms held in captivity, giving tourists the opportunity to approach up close.

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The project aims to bring awareness to the cruelty inflicted during elephant training in order for it to obey. Some of the actions are atrocious to the point of torturous. There is a word for the method used to train elephants and it is Phajaan which means "to fracture the spirit of the elephant". The ride on an elephant’s back may seem like harmless fun, but in reality they are moments of pure suffering for the elephant, as they can hold a maximum of 220-330 pounds and the weight of 2 people on a wooden sedan chair far exceeds this limit.

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At the Elephant Sanctuary, these beautiful animals can finally spend peaceful days without being abused or kept in captivity. It is a true paradise, where you can admire them in their natural habitat, cuddle them and treat them with respect. Visitors can spend the day preparing them to eat, dive with them in the mud pools – they love to roll around in mud and it has a practical aspect to it too as it protects their skin from the sun. They later run together to wash themselves in the river. This is a unique and unforgettable experience in the name of responsible and sustainable tourism.

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