Thu, 30 Aug 2018 20:00
Mahout school launches in Chiang Mai
The world's first mahout training school was launched in Chiang Mai province on Thursday.
Sun, 29 Apr 2018 01:00
Luang Prabang – a pachyderm paradise
Living in Laos’ only no-riding elephant camp, Chao Kid is a young, naughty and playful pachyderm.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:00
Life with an elephant
Guests making an online booking for a luxury suite of Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort can save 20 per cent on any stay between now and December 19 and enjoy a bottle of Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve Champagne as well as a credit of Bt3,316 to spend across the resort.
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:26
Elephant camp owner faces lese majeste complaint
A lese majeste lawsuit was filed against the owner of elephant camp following an allegation that the owner negatively referred to the monarchy in a dispute with the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP).
Wed, 24 May 2017 15:06
Brothers claim proof that Phuket camp has their stolen elephant
After 14 years, two brothers who previously owned a female elephant named “Phang Yo” claim to have evidence of alleged elephant identity forgery and hope they can finally retrieve the animal from a Phuket-based elephant camp.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:00
Peace and a pachyderm
There’s nothing quite as enjoyable as strolling through the grasslands of Northern Thailand on elephant back
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 01:00
Elephants very peaceful when not carrying riders
Just two weeks after I wrote a newspaper letter about tourists getting hurt at snake shows and elephant camps, a British tourist was killed by a jumbo that d his stepdaughter had been riding at the Safari in Koh Samui.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:00
DNP ordered to return 21 elephants to Sai Yok camp
The Kanchanaburi Court on Wednesday ordered the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) to return 21 elephants to the Sai Yok Elephant Camp. However, as of press time yesterday, the elephants had not been returned to the camp,
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:00
Chiang Mai keen on running education in the North
Despite the buzzing tourist vibe at the Mae Taeng Elephant Camp in a scenic valley an hour north of Chiang Mai, 13-year-old Hmong boy Somchai Sirijanurak keeps his cool and his hands steady while carving a watermelon into beautiful patterns.
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:00
I'm travelling with two friends to northern Thailand at the end of April.
We will be in Chiang Rai for a week and are interested in a mahout training course. Can you recommend an elephant camp with good ethics? Tony
Sun, 18 Mar 2012 00:00
Elephants checked at sites in Phuket
Police from the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division have confirmed that 27 out of 37 elephants seized from elephant camps in Phuket for inspection have the same identity as that stated in their official papers.
Sun, 29 Jan 2012 00:00
Elephants seized in Kanchanaburi
Authorities in Kanchanaburi and from the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department have seized 51 elephants from three elephant camps in Sai Yok district for inspection.