HOSPITALS ONLY FOR ELEPHANTS
Elephant Conservation Center
The Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) is one of the largest and most important elephant projects in Northern Thailand. Founded in 1993 and financed directly from the Thai royal house, a large area of several square kilometers is used. There is a training center for mahouts, more than 50 elephants who live here permanently as well as an elephant hospital.
The six white elephants, which are housed in the royal stables, are very special and unfortunately not open to the public. But also the huge tuskers which can be observed on the site are incredibly impressive.
The hospital reveals the position of elephants in Thai society. No other animal is given the honor that specially trained doctors take care of it. On-site care is just as free for every elephant owner as is the call to one of the numerous doctors who also examine and treat elephants at the location of their respective elephant camp.
FRIENDS OF THE ASIAN ELEPHANT
Close to the TECC is the donation-based project Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE). The hospital located here is in no way inferior to that of the state’s neighbor. Special media attention have been generated by two very special elephants. The two ladies Motala and Mosha independently stepped on landmines many years ago, which is why they unfortunately lack a foreleg. Especially the younger Mosha has a relaxed life with the specially made prosthesis at FAE.