The Mekong Elephant Park News: July 2020
PLASTIC FREE JULY INITIATIVE
We continue to share our tips and ideas as well as our latest zero waste creations on our Youtube channel.
You can check out more about our Plastic Free July through their report here.
We also made it our mission to preserve the forest and the environment, which is the natural habitat of our elephants, and which has graciously offer us with food and protection during our work days. With the border being closed in July, we took advantage of the downtime to plant banana, mango, papaya and many other trees around the park.
We believe that organic farming in one of the most effective and long lasting ways to go when it comes to making changes to the environment in Laos. It’s a way to say thank you to Mother Nature, to show respect to the biodiversity, to promote healthier soils. It’s important to pass this tradition to future generations not just as a challenge, but a way of life. In the near future we will be sharing more about our garden and Lao methods of alternative farming, so stay tuned.
The Mekong Elephant Park News: June 2020
CHILDREN DAY AND BEGINNING OF RAINY SEASON
On the 1st of June we celebrated Children's day in Laos. We invited the kids of our staff and from Pakbeng village to come to the Mekong Elephant Park to spend some time with the elephants. Some of them had never seen an elephant before, even though it is the symbol of Laos. We also took this chance to raise awareness about the situation of elephants in Laos, as it is never too early to start caring and contributing to elephant conservation.
Everybody had a lot of fun especially the elephants with lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
With monsoon coming to Laos, rain and fresh food had been abundant for our elephants. Needless to say they were living their best life, eating, playing, and mud bathing all day long. Rainy season is always the perfect season for our elephants to climb over and slide down each other in the mud, and to enjoy all the fresh food nature has to offer.
The Mekong Elephant Park News: May 2020
A SPECIAL THANKS FROM THE MEKONG ELEPHANT PARK
"As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it ''
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry-
With the gracious help of beautiful photos and footages from Aeroptique Photographs and the editing skills of Baptiste Saude, we were able to create a mesmerizing video that allow you to get a glimpse of life in the Mekong Elephant Park, to take a break from the hectic pandemic, to travel with us and to understand why more than ever we need your support.
Check out our video below.
At the Mekong Elephant Park, we appreciate all help from our guests, online and offline. No help is too little for us and our elephants, and as a result, we want to express our gratitude in a special way. Check out our gallery of personalized “Thank You” photos here.