Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Elephants are back in Thailand

Full Story: Huffington Post

Authorities have reopened a major elephant park in Ayutthaya, Thailand, hoping to show tourists the country is beginning to return to normal following historic floods that have left more than 550 people dead nationwide.
Ayutthaya Elephant Tour (Photo: Thailand Magic)
The park is famous for offering tourists elephant rides through the ancient temple ruins that dot the city, a UNESCO World Heritage site 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of BangkokThe camp closed when the city began to flood and 98 elephants were stranded on a small space of dry land where they lived on donated fruit and vegetables.

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