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News from Moo Baan Chang, Surin, Thailand

Jan 09, 2017 | 0 comments

Several people have asked what is going on in our special village which caused us to prepare a brief update covering several topics. First of all, you should know that life is pretty peaceful there as the image below indicates-plenty of rain, great rice crop and, therefore, everything is "sabaay maak" (Thai for "tranquil" like your mind following meditation). The elephants can take a rest from farming and enjoy a special treat in an enhanced diet which will be covered below. Moreover, the elephants are prospering and adding offspring. Further, The Elephant Story together with The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant...

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Lauren De Terra's Report of Her Term as an English Teacher in Moo Ban Chang, Ban Ta Klang, Thailand

May 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Seven months into my time in Thailand I find myself walking a gravel road. I look to my right and can see Burma and Laos. A young elephant extends her trunk, demanding more sunflower seeds. We continue to the Ruak River where I watch two elephants bathe, flapping their ears in happiness and spraying water on their backs to fight the April heat. I'm a volunteer at the elephant camp at Anantara Resort and Spa, located in the very north of Thailand. This past month I've met travelers from all over the world and helped them get up close and...

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Protecting elephants, welcoming tourists

Apr 11, 2015 | 0 comments

The second video of a series by Nikkei Asian Review's Gwen Robinson looks at the Anatara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort's efforts to balance the financial and ethical demands of rescuing elephants, helping their caretakers, and welcoming tourists in northern Thailand. (featuring Ed Story, founder of The Elephant Story and John Roberts, Director of Elephants, Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF)

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Nov 18, 2014 | 0 comments

From 1961 until April 1975, 125,000 Hmong Hill tribe people served in the CIA's secret war in Laos. Approximately 39,000 of them were killed in action. Following the end of the war, the Pathet Lao and Vietnamese advisors killed another 230,000 Hmong people. The Elephant Story purchases vintage Hmong fabric in The Golden Triangle where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar join and applies the vintage Hmong fabric to Vietnam era fatigue jackets in memory of these courageous fighters. See the Collection

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The Adventures of Ed & Joey - October Golden Triangle Visit

Nov 17, 2014 | 0 comments

        October Golden Triangle Visit Written by: Ed Story   Joey and I were recently up at the Golden Triangle for a stay at our home there, The Four Seasons Tented Camp.  Apart from being our physical home in The Golden Triangle all of our friends there ensure that we feel at home there.  We had the opportunity to play some elephant polo but before we come to that I wanted to touch on a couple of wonderful things going on in that part of the world.  I had the opportunity to have breakfast with Joshua Plotnik,...

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