Elephant Hills, Thailand

Prioritizing humane treatment of the majestic animals while camping in their natural habitat at Khao Sok National Park

by Jennifer Miller Every year, tourists flock to Thailand in search of beautiful beaches, delicious food and the chance to ride an elephant. The Asian elephant is the country’s national symbol, an animal much idealized and, for many years, greatly mistreated. In the early 20th century, there were as many as 300,000 wild elephants and 100,000 domesticated elephants in the country. Today there are fewer …