Wildlife Friends of Thailand, Tha Yang

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Visit and volunteer at Wildlife Friends of Thailand, a rescue center and wildlife hospital for a wide variety of animals. See how monkeys, wild cats, bears, birds, reptiles, and elephants are nursed to good health and released into the wild (when possible). You can also get involved with the volunteer program, which allows for working closely with the animals but requires a cash donation. If you prefer to visit only, check out day trips to the rescue center and elephant range, where the creatures are treated humanely. Remember to reserve ahead of time for any visit or volunteer program. See Wildlife Friends of Thailand and all Tha Yang has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tha Yang vacation builder.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We have booked the whole day excursion in the rescue station and have enjoyed every minute of it. First get a guided tour through a large part of the site, will be of the living species (apes, bears, a crocodile,...) and their fates and difficulties. Of course, the elephant are the highlights. After a super tasty and very plentiful lunch then get "his" elephants, with which you can relax 1:1 walking in small groups. Each guest must complete a stretch with a bucket full of fruit and an elephant through the great terrain. The moments with these quiet, powerful and wonderful animals are unsurpassable and leave an unforgettable impression. After the walk, the elephant gets a shower, what is very fun (and wet). Arrival and departure were super organized and our van was very pleasant to the drive. Conclusion: a much more intensive and good ethically defensible encounter with these wild animals as to ride on them and to promote their exploitation and torment this yet.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Before I came out I was doing lots of research to find places that were completely ethical. I didn't want to see elephants chained up, taking people for rides or made to do things that they didn't wan...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    We'd received a recommendation to visit Wildlife Friends and I'm so glad that we went. What an amazing place doing remarkable work for animals in Thailand. We were picked up from our hotel in Hua Hin ...  more »

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