PROJECT WITH THE ELEFANTES IN CHIANG MAI
We rescue the elephants from riding sites, and places they are being abused.
We took away the famous skewer, based on positive reinforcement.
All our mahouts wear the big skewer Why? Because any company that doesn’t use this skewer so that the elephant, if it gets nervous, can see it, means that the another companys they use small skewers you don’t see. The big ones never need to be used, it just serves to reassure the elephants if at any time they get nervous.
Once they’re much calmer, we start to put them together with the rest of the elephants from the first phase.
They start doing the program with customers
Elephants start to routine
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. walk with mahouts without stun
9.00 to 11.30 a.m. free to do whatever they want, bathe, eat, walk, etc.
11.45 to 12.00 snack green bananas, no junk food: fruit, pineapple plants, sugar cane. (the number of green bananas is calculated and given the same amount to each of them.
12.00 to 15.30 Free to do whatever you want
15.30 second shower
16.00 second snack (natural food, chopped banana trees)
17.00 are left in their different locations for overnight (with 100 kilos of grass)
Elephants start to be set free in 100 square meters, then every week they open up 100 meters more.