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Elephant Retirement Park Phuket
“Love the place! Rustic and simple. It’s a place where you learn the correct way of looking after elephants. The elephants are free to roam around and do what they wanna do. Great friendly staff. Recommended! Will bring friends along next time.”
BOON NUM – She is 40 years old – female. She came from a life of elephant riding in Chalong subdistrict, not far from Phuket Town. Boon Num is very happy now meeting lots of visitors. She is super friendly but also placid and walks slowly. She loves to play in the mud, swim and eats lots of bananas.
TUB TIM – She is the mother of Adel. She is 35 years old – female. Tub Tim came from a life of riding and shows then went to live at the Elephant Retirement Park Chiang Mai. She has had three babies. One is Wan Wisar (nick name is Adel), lives with her now at the Park. She loves visitors, is very friendly. She is very fond of eating green leaves – banana, bamboo, sugar cane and pineapple. She loves to swim and plays hard in the mud.
DIAMOND – An almost 6 years old female is a super beautiful, friendly good-natured elephant who absolutely loves the mud spa and shower!. One of 3 original elephants at the Elephant Retirement Park Phuket, she came while the park was still under construction in 2017. Diamond came from Surin Province in the north-east of Thailand. Like the majority of captive working elephants. Diamond was forced to work at shows and dressed up to stand in front of hotels street begging and for tourists to take photos until her rescue in June 2017. Diamond unfortunately had a very traumatic childhood and suffered abuse from her trainer when forced to learn demeaning circus tricks. Unable to take it anymore she suffered inquiry to her left leg when punished with a bull-hook as her trainer tried to break her spirit and force her into submission. Thankfully Diamond’s life of freedom has now started at the Elephant Retirement Park Phuket. Diamond is now firmly part of our family and an absolute delight to be around! Like all the elephants she loves a diet of bananas, sugar cane, green leaves of pineapple, Napier grass and bamboo. She is happy now and loves her new home.
DINA – DODO
DINA – She is 20 years old – female. She is the mother of DoDo. She had come from Surin Province in the north-east of Thailand and then moved to another riding park in Phang Nga. She gave birth to DoDo there. She is very happy at our park and a naturally friendly & gentle elephant.
DODO – He is 1 year old – Male. He came with his mother Dina from Phang Nga. He loves to play and meet with lots of visitors.
PUM PUI – She is 5 years old – female. She is kindly and so playful. She came from the elephant show at the north of Thailand. She came here with Numchok. Now she is very happy.
PINKY – She is 2 years old – Female. She came from Chiang Mai. She came here with Numchok and Pumpui.
NUM CHOCK – He is 5 year old – Male. He came from the elephant show at the north of Thailand. He has been at our elephant retirement park since June. He is very happy and friendly.