Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Happy Birthday!

Nowhere better to spend an elephantastic milestone birthday than Elephantstay! Thanks Renai for bringing the whole family to spend time with and support our elephants! Happy birthday!

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Monday, 16 July 2018

All babies welcome!

We welcome all ages to our program as you are never too young to meet and interact with elephants. Being an elephant village we have many babies both 4 and 2 legged! Jumpee loves babies and so do the mahouts as you can see Bee was very taken with baby Gac and both he and Jumpee looked after Gac as if he was their own.

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Welcome back to Alison Plain

It's Welcome Back Wednesday and today we are thrilled to welcome back Alison Plain who is also being inducted into the Elephantstay Hall of Fame as a bronze member! Thank you for coming 6 times! Alison first came in 2007 and has been returning regularly ever since! As she says it is testament in itself that she continues to visit on a regular basis! Thank you for looking after Rosukon! 

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Baby elephant 1 week old, Gaowgalong

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Elephants and people playing together in river

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Welcome back to Jenny Dickens

It is Welcome Back Wednesday and today we have a very special welcome back to Jenny Dickens who has come for the 19th time! Amazing support from a great friend! Thank you Jenny! Jenny loves to bring groups to Elephantstay through her Elephant Encounters group! Come on her next trip and enjoy looking after and learning about elephants! Rumruay is one lucky elephant having Jenny care for her!
I love coming here, the whole ethos of Elephantstay and the Foundation! It's like an extended family, both two and four's great to be part of the village, see the little elephants growing up, new babies in the village... the community spirit. I'll keep coming to support Thailand's 🐘 culture!! 


Monday, 25 June 2018

Welkom back Kathy Greenleaf

Its welcome back Wednesday! We have so many people returning to Elephantstay to bond with their elephant, we thought it should have a special day we can all look forward to! Today its welcome back to Kathy Greenleaf. This is Kathy's sixth visit!! As Kathy says "Elephantstay is not just about "riding elephants". There is much work to be done on a daily basis. Cleaning up their poo, showering the ele's to exfoliate and check skin integrity, preparing daily supplements, hauling pineapple plants and let's not forget the walks which provide exercise as well as socialization and time to eat grass and play in the river. Truly a life changing experience! Everytime I learn more about the culture and living in Thailand that is very important to me" Thanks for looking after Rosukon again Kathy!

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St. Stephens International School

Yesterday we gave a talk about elephants to the kids at St Stephens International School. It was a lot of fun as the kids were were so enthusiastic and excited about elephants. They worked hard to give us a generous donation and support all the work the foundation does. Thank you St. Stephens! 

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Monday, 18 June 2018

Congratulations to Eleanor Morley

Congratulations to Eleanor Morley for being inducted into the Hall of Fame as a bronze member! 
"My sixth visit to Elephantstay and I was able to re-establish my friendship with the delightful Ms. H. This is the third time I have had the privilege and pleasure of spending a week with Honey.
You are always made to feel completely at home by Ewa and Michelle and made to feel part of the Elephantstay family.
You are able to interact closely with your elephant - feed, water, clean and ride, along with overall care as well as learning Thai history and culture of its people and their relationship with elephants, where the staff show complete dedication to the welfare of these magnificent creatures.
Your stay here is always very comfortable and your needs well looked after, and, the food is sensational!
Having stayed here many times myself, it will only take one visit and you know you will return!
My thanks and gratitude to all involved in my week at Elephantstay".

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Welcome back to Adam Porter

Welcome back to Adam Porter. Adam came last year with Jenny's Elephant Encounters group, loved it and had so much fun he came back again . And of course he wanted to spend more time with Yitor. Adam is already planning to return again next year!

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Thursday, 14 June 2018

Welcome back to Howard!

"My third visit to Elephantstay and had a wonderful day. My daughter Milly's first visit. She loved it as much as I. Was great to see Jumpee looking so well. Unfortunately, Ewa and Michelle weren't at home during our visit, but Lexi took fantastic care of us and made sure we both had a very fun and memorable day" Thank you for looking after Jumpee again and see you next time! 

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Our Friend Pablo and his photos

Pablo visits us every year and he shares a lot of wonderful photos with us. Here his latest photos of our babies having fun.
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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Welcom back to Signe!

Welcome back to Signe! Signe coming again was very special! "The last time I was at Elephantstay, I was 11 years old. Since I was 11 I have had a dream to come back. Come back to Sinuwan, the other beautiful elephants and the wonderful dedicated people working at Elephantstay. Thank you for having me again" Hopefully it wont be 9 years till we see you again! Thank you for remembering and caring for Sinuwan again.

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Friday, 1 June 2018

Visakha Bucha Day

Tuesday May 29 was Visakha Bucha Day. One of the most important Buddhist holidays. Monks came and brought a big truckload of pineapples for the elephants. Many people made merit. You can see them all holding pineapples for the elephants while they prayed. #makingmerit#spiritualbeliefs

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Monday, 7 May 2018

Royal Elephant Kraal Restoration 2018

The Royal Elephant Kraal is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is need of restoration. Today Pi Om and the Mor Chang from Surin and Chaiyaphum as well as dignitaries and directors of the Fine Art Department conducted a ceremony to commemorate and begin the restoration. It is vital to recognize and understand the significance of the site and its unique place in Thailand's history and elephant culture.

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Monday, 26 March 2018

Welcome back Cathy

Jumbo congratulations to Cathy Green for her fifth visit and entering into our Hall of Fame as a bronze member! Cathy loves Elephantstay because in her words, "As well as visiting with our beautiful girl, Rosukon, I enjoy immersing myself in the Elephantstay village and the rhythms of daily life. After a chat with a friend my daughter and I first came to Elephantstay and one of the most amazing experiences of my life began. Every visit there is more to learn and appreciate" Thank you for your great support Cathy!
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Monday, 19 March 2018

Welcome back Kevin

Welcome back to Kevin for third time, who is still charmed, by Elephanstay. As he says "I respect and admire the way that Elephanstay works to preserve the role of the Mahout in Thai culture as well as their unapologetic dedication to Elephant conservation. I hope to keep coming back again and again" So do we Kevin and thanks for looking after Jumpee! #iloveelephantstay #elephantconservation

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Our one day program in the picture!

We do offer a one day elephant program at Elephantstay (cost 5,000 Baht per person). This follows our normal longer program for elephants as described on our website. Availability is limited, so please contact us by email:

Since 2000 we have had 70 successful births. Considering there are only 3,500 registered elephants in Thailand and limited forest for sustaining wild populations, our breeding program is vital to ensuring elephants survive into the future and that there is genetic diversity amongst the population. The majority of our mothers have given tourists rides until closer or even up to the time they give birth. Which proves how effective the socialization and exercise is to giving successful births.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Welcome back to Peter and Michael!

Welcome back to Peter and Michael! It may have taken 8 years but it was always on their minds to return as like all our Elephantstayers they found the elephants to be magical and wonderful and they just loved their time here in the village with us all! Thank you for looking after Rasamee and Jumpee again!

Monday, 8 January 2018

Welcome Back

Welcome back to Dave and Arlene. They returned because they missed everyone at the village and especially Yitor. They love how peaceful and stress free the village. Thanks for looking after Yitor again. 

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018