The Elephant Nature Park is home to 35 chang (the Thai word for “elephant”). They came here disabled from abuse in the logging or tourism industries. Washington Post reporter Lillian Cunningham captured images from inside the haven, which is open to visitors.
July 3, 2013 The Elephant Nature Park, in the mountains of northern Thailand, near Chiang Mai, takes in abused elephants that are blind and disabled from mistreatment. The park is one of the few rescue outposts in Thailand, a country that has fewer than 5,000 elephants now, compared with 100,000 a hundred years ago. Lillian Cunningham/The Washington Post Buy Photo