Authentic Thai adventure
A mother elephant carries its child for 2 years. Since the birth and up to 3-4 years an elephant is considered to be an infant. The mother elephant feeds it with milk. As soon as the baby elephant is weaned from breastfeeding, the mahout becomes responsible for its upbringing. Usually a young trainer and baby elephant grow up together. The elephant nearly becomes a member of his family. There is a saying: to be a mahout is to be married to an elephant. A mahout spends about 5 days a month with his family and the rest 2526 days with his elephant. An elephant starts working at 14 years old and retires at 60. A grown-up elephant weighs about 4000 kg. It needs 300 kg of food every day. It sleeps only 4 hours a day in upright position making loud snorts.
This is a unique private resort that was built in 1973. First, it was a place where injured animals were taken care of. The word about this animal hospital spread and many people started visiting it. And soon there was created an amusement park.
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