Trunk-to-face with the national animal of Thailand

Upon our arrival, we watched a short documentary about Lek, the Thai woman responsible for the existence of the park and all of the rescues. The documentary explained the lack of current laws protecting elephants (little to none), despite their endangered status. There are currently only 3-4,000 elephants remaining in Thailand. The entire documentary gave a visual to the grim conditions from which Lek saves them. It gave a broader understanding of why the park exists and its mission.