#ProtecttheElephants

It was love at first sight 🐘😍... For anyone that’s visiting Asia in the near future please read the following: Wild elephants won’t let humans ride on top of them. So in order to tame a wild elephant, it is tortured as a baby to completely break its spirit. The process is called Phajaan, or β€œthe crush”. It involves ripping baby elephants away from their mothers and confining them in a very small space, like a cage or hole in the ground where they’re unable to move. The baby elephants are then beaten into submission with clubs, pierced with sharp bull-hooks, and simultaneously starved and deprived of sleep for many days. #ProtectTheElephants #TheFutureisLatina

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I just love these magnificent creatures. Awesome time spent at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi today where we got to see a herd of elephants including some little ones. #southafrica #yearofadventure #hluhluwe #imfolozi #elephant #protecttheelephants #savetheelephants #saynotoivory #nature #creation #iloveelephants

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One of the most amazing experiences we had in Thailand was sharing some time with the elephants. We did some research and learned that elephants are exploded really bad in Southeast Asia. The domestication process is very sad and cruel. There are a couple of rescue organizations and we were able to join one of the best ones, Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai. They have a big rehabilitation park plus they are working with smaller independent camps improving the life and treatment of the elephants. This visit was an eye opener. While it was sad that these enormous creatures were not in the wild, as they should be. It was nice to see that the future of these elephants and the next generation will be better. We were in love with baby elephant, he was super crazy and happy. #elephantnaturepark #chiangmai #thailand #protecttheelephants #elephant #babyelephant #discoverearth #discoverglobe #asia #discoverasia #travel #ig_travel #videooftheday #twoaroundtheworld

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First time on am elephant, and we got to drive it!!
#elephant #astheelephantwalks #power #Asia #cambodia #sanctury #protecttheelephants

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Got to meet some beautiful elephants at the Elephant Nature Park on our last day! About 80% of the elephants there are disable for many different reason including land mines, logging and trekking. It was amazing to see them not working and happy, and to see the bonds they made with the other elephants at the park. #elephantnaturepark #elephants #protecttheelephants #thailand #chiangmai

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The sanctuary tour was incredible, they explained some of the terrible situations they had rescued elephants from how they rehabilitated them. After we took them for a walk we got to feed them and they really really love food, potentially more than me πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ 🐘 .
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#elephants #elephantsanctuary #beautiful #education #experience #plettenbergbay #thecrags #hartbeespoortdam #southafrica #protecttheelephants #travel #kiwiabroad #kiwitraveller #nztraveller #blackandwhite #filmcamera #photography #elephantphotography

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I never wanted to leave, I was so in love. They have such wise eyes that just connect with yours like they knew your past and know your future. Jokes on them though because I was actually just looking at their eyelashes, they look like a tough bristled brush πŸ˜‚ .
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#elephants #elephantsanctuary #beautiful #education #experience #plettenbergbay #thecrags #hartbeespoortdam #southafrica #protecttheelephants #travel #kiwiabroad #kiwitraveller #nztraveller #blackandwhite #filmcamera #photography #elephantphotography

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One of the most incredible days of my life was visiting the Elephant Sanctuary at Plettenberg Bay, South Africa 🐘 these are the beautiful elephants that did the art we have framed above our bed. .
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#elephants #elephantsanctuary #beautiful #education #experience #plettenbergbay #thecrags #hartbeespoortdam #southafrica #protecttheelephants #travel #kiwiabroad #kiwitraveller #nztraveller #blackandwhite #filmcamera #photography #elephantphotography

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This elephant, named zuki, is severally disable and was rejected by his mom at birth. He is lucky that he was saved and is now being taken care of. He is unable to eat by himself and now depends fully on his mahout and the volunteers to feed him. We had a wonderful afternoon getting to know zuki and had the amazing experience of getting to feed him. Here he is playing with our wonderful guide Yo. #elephantnaturepark #journeytofreedom #volunteer #elephants #protecttheelephants #allelephantsarebeautiful

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Elephant spotting with my new binos (amazing pressie from @s.m.colson!) from the hills on the Chembra Peak trek in Wayanard, Tamil Nadu
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#chembrapeak #india #tamilnadu #kerala #binoculars #binos #elephant #trek #nature #wintersun #hiking #friends #protecttheelephants #teaplantations

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When can I move in? 🐘 [ps I call the third photo - Just 3 girldfriends, gabbing] // {#tbπŸ”™ to my favorite day of 2017} #newfamily #elephantjunglesanctuary #noriding

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The bond between man and elephant #NoRide #ejsphuket #elephantjunglesanctuary #protecttheelephants

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