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Our surprise elephant encounter

We surprised our students today  and gave them a special treat for their good behaviour on course. The elephant center we visited  is run by Oshi’s (our home stay coordinator) friends. The elephant center name is “Chailai orchids”. They just had a month old baby elephant (calf)! We spent only 20 minutes visiting but we debriefed our visit by talking about the negative impacts of elephant and animal tourism n South East Asia (especially in Thailand), and how we can be more mindful when seeking to be entertained by wildlife.