Watch what happens when a lady (Lek Chailert) sings an elephant to sleep with a lullaby. The strong bond between the elephant and the lady is clearly evident. Lek Chailert founded the Elephant Nature Park in an attempt to provide a sanctuary for elephants to live in a peaceful natural environment.
It is the only elephant reserve which rescues mistreated elephants, allows them to heal and to live naturally in their self-chosen family groups. Elephant Nature Park has rescued over 37 distressed elephants throughout Thailand, with an emphasis on areas surrounding Northern Thailand. The reserve’s current herd includes disabled, orphaned, blind, and rescued elephants of all ages. Most elephants have been rescued from street begging, logging, or tourism. Some outlived their usefulness to loggers while others became useless to trekking camp owners.