Do they have a hospital for elephants in Thailand?
The world’s first elephant hospital opened in Thailand in 1993. Since then it has treated about 4,000 elephants for a variety of ailments from diarrhoea to cataracts and even cancer. Other elephants arrive at the hospital with serious injuries from knives or gunshot wounds.
Where is the largest elephant hospital?
The programme is called Elephant Hospital and it’s the world’s largest elephant hospital nestled in the forests of Thailand in Lampang. It’s open 24/7 and is a sort of NHS for elephants. It cares for over 100 sick, injured or neglected animals every year.
Do they abuse elephants in Thailand?
When elephants are captured from the wild and domesticated (an illegal practice in Thailand), brutal techniques can be used. But many of the baby elephants you see in sanctuaries and camps across Thailand today were born there, and they are trained far more humanely.
How much does an elephant cost in Thailand?
Prices have exploded with elephants now commanding between 500,000 and two million baht ($17,000 to $67,000) per baby, estimates suggest.
Who funds the elephant hospital in Thailand?
Since the hospital’s construction in 2010, Elephant Hills has supported the hospital’s limited resources with funds from our Elephant Hills Elephant Project, mainly donations given by guests and taken from our own revenue.
How many elephants are abused in Thailand?
The number in Thailand has increased by almost a third over the last five years. WAP researchers assessed almost 3,000 elephants and found that more than three quarters were living in “severely cruel” conditions.