3. You’re paired with an elephant and have the day to bond

Once, Theerapat, the owner of Patara, adopted a #mother and #baby at different times. 

During their reunion, they recognized each other, and embraced, wrapping their trunks together, he noted. 

In the past 10 years, 24 #elephants have been born at his #family-owned farm - five in the past year - and another was due in a few days, after a #pregnancy that lasted about 22 months, the longest of all animals.

You’re paired with an #elephant, and then bathe him or her in the river next to a waterfall, by climbing on its neck and scrubbing its body vigorously. 

My love working hard ? #elephant #caregiver #patara #pataraelephantfarm #chiangmai #thailand #laliandurithaitrip

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I noticed a baby elephant, who I watched #nursing earlier, frolicking in the water, submerging himself like a playful #toddler. The only thing missing: a rubber ducky. Not that this infant was tiny: at birth, an elephant weighs 230 pounds. 

Baby Elephant breast feeding. #elephants #patara #pataraelephants

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Elephants are #social, highly sensitive #animals – if a baby elephant is unhappy, its #family will go over to touch and #caress it, I heard.

#love #care #animals #Thailand #travel

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