It would never cross our wildest imaginations to encounter and interact with a live elephant–at least for the millennial parents such as ourselves. While massive elephant shows are popular in Thailand, we are happy to choose the kinder way of mingling with these gentle giants through the Hutsadin Elephant Foundation in Hua Hin.
The Hutsadin Elephant foundation is a wildlife refuge that rescues mistreated and abandoned elephants in Thailand. It’s a non-profit organization that brings employment to locals and restores elephants that were otherwise left for dead to better health.
The foundation offers activities for families such as showering the elephants, feeding (a basket heaping of fruits and vegetables for the elephants).
Our experience was one for the books, especially for our son, Tikoy, a fan of Horton, the elephant. As a parent, we would love to instill kindness for animals in our little boy by introducing efforts like these, not to mention creating fun experiences for him to remember.
Visit the Hutsadin Elephant Foundation with your family at:
176 M7, Hua Hin
Prachuab Khiri Khan
Tel: (032) 827 098
(032) 827 100
Tel: 08 6683 2062 (English speaking between 09:00 AM
and 05:00 PM Thai time)