It is not every day that Hollywood Celebrities voice out their support for elephant parks, especially if it is located in Thailand. It has been observed many times how tourist attractions in the country are being criticized because of the obvious animal abuse as well as the unethical behaviour to the animals. This new park is unlike all others that locals are expecting family resort in Phuket to be booked soon for this reason.
The animal tourism in Thailand has been revolutionized with the introduction of the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary. The philosophy of the facility is to retire the animals, rehome them and at the same time assist in rehabilitation of the elephants. These elephants are the ones that have been abused for many years by serving the logging and trekking market.
Inside the park, you will no longer see elephants being forced to perform tricks or being used as a ride up the mountains. Instead, they are allowed to live in a setting as close to their natural environment. The animal sanctuary was inspired by the concept used by the Elephant Nature Park located in Chang Mai. It is not surprising that many Hollywood celebrities have sent their praise and visited the park including DJ Kaskade, Leonardo Di Caprio, Coldplay, and Aaron Paul.
According to Louise Rogerson, the co-founder of the elephant sanctuary, they wanted to give back the dignity of the elephants thus they allowed them to live their lives naturally much like as if they are in their natural home.
This means that park visitors will have very limited close contact with the animals but instead they will be able to observe them as they are living in their natural surroundings.
Book a family resort in Phuket and purchase a one-day ticket to the sanctuary for only $117. With that amount, one will be able to see the elephants as they are taking their baths, showering one another and eating tropical fruits. They will be able to witness them walking through mud, hear them honking and see what normal elephants in the wild do.