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The Elephant Story raised $36,000 for The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation

Aug 06, 2014 | 0 comments


The Elephant Story raised $36,000 for The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. The Cowboys and Strings concert and auction held on August 2 raised $36,000 to provide educational support for the school in the elephant village, Moo Baan Chang, in Surin, Thailand. The elephant village is home to over 200 elephants, their mahouts and families. The objective of the educational program is to introduce foreign language instruction, eco tourism concepts, and fiscal responsibility into the school curriculum in order to build a sustainable eco tourism base for the village. Eight luxury hotels in Southeast Asia donated hotel packages to the auction...

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The Comfort Heritage Foundation & The Elephant Story present "COWBOYS & STRINGS" featuring Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer and Guitarist Tim Ellis

Jul 16, 2014 | 0 comments


  Some of items that will auctioned off are featured below.  More items will be available the evening of the event.     People interested in bidding on the items but not able to make the event can pre-register with The Elephant Story to participate in the auction Live via telephone.  Call 830-995-3133 or email: info@the-elephant-story.com   Golden Triangle, Thailand Elephant Experiences Four Seasons Tented Camp, Golden Triangle, Thailand Escape to the natural wonders of Northern Thailand, just south of Burma (Myanmar) and west of Laos, for an unforgettable experience.  You'll have the adventure of a lifetime trekking elephants through lush jungle...

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The Elephant Story Hosts First Elephant Polo Exhibition in Moo Baan Chang, Surin, Thailand

Apr 26, 2014 | 0 comments


Moo Baan Chang, Surin, Thailand (PRWEB) April 28, 2014   On April 18 and 19, 2014, The Elephant Story hosted the first elephant polo exhibition match in the history of Moo Baan Chang, Surin, Thailand.  Moo Baan Chang, The Elephant Village, is home to 200 elephants, their mahouts and their families. The Elephant Story and players from The Four Seasons Tented Camp elephant polo team played a two-day exhibition match to support the local community and the school.   The Elephant Story in association with The Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation will seek to further expand these efforts to raise...

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The Elephant Story launches a line of luxury cashmere throws by Manop Rachote

Feb 16, 2014 | 0 comments


Comfort, Texas & Bangkok, Thailand   The Elephant Story, a Not-for-Profit retail store in Comfort, Texas that was formed to promote elephant conservation in Asian elephant countries, is pleased to announce the launch of a luxury line of cashmere throws by Manop Rachote of Bangkok, Thailand. Manop Rachote, one of the emerging designers in Bangkok, Thailand has created a line of Mongolian Gobi cashmere throws for The Elephant Story. The throws are 60 inches by 72 inches and are made from reputedly the best cashmere in the world. Their borders are either supple kid goat leather or a vertical silk...

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The Elephant Story adopts baby elephant Rueang Cay (Story from the heart)

Feb 02, 2014 | 0 comments


With proceeds generated by The Elephant Story store in Comfort, Texas, The Elephant Story has adopted Rueang Cay (Story from the Heart) also known as Nong Am. Born on July 16, 2008, Rueang Cay has never had to endure the same hardships that her mother BuaThong faced at her age. However, it costs about US$15,000 per year to keep one adult elephant, mahout (owner and driver of the elephant), family and benefits. Through GTAEF's Adopt-an-Elephant programme, The Elephant Story will donate $15,000 (USD) per year to pay for Rueang Cay's daily food and veterinary care. In honor of The Elephant Story's generous donation, GTAEF gave Am a...

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The Elephant Story Sponsoring Two Teams in Thailand’s King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament

Aug 27, 2013 | 0 comments

 


Almost everyone knows what polo is, but how many have heard of elephant polo or that an elephant polo tournament takes place annually in Thailand? In addition, who could have imagined that two American teams not only participate in this unique venue, but also rank among the leading all amateur teams competing in this Thai tournament?  The Elephant Story, a Comfort, Texas-based retail store that promotes elephant conservation in Asian elephant countries, actually sponsors these two American family teams – The Elephant Story and Sara Story Design – in this year’s King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament, which takes place in the...

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36 Hours in Texas Hill Country (New York Times)

May 18, 2013 | 0 comments


The Elephant Story was featured in an article about travel in the Texas Hill Country in the New York Times.   Click here to read the full story   12. Elephants and Antiques   In nearby Comfort — another spot with a reassuring abstract noun for a name — you’ll find a historic district packed with architectural wonders from the 1800s, many of them designed by the architect Alfred Giles. The crown jewel is the Hotel Faust, a magnificent two-story building made of stone block. Some structures have been converted into vibrant shops and restaurants. Visit High’s Cafe and Store...

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