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Elephants served up a treat for National Elephant Day

Together with providing food for the 80 elephants in the camp, the workers made merit for the pachyderms who had passed away and prayed that this occasion would increase awareness among Thai people.

A large feast was prepared in the Ayutthaya camp to commemorate National Elephant Day.

The celebration is done annually, according to Laitongrean Meephan, the proprietor of the camp, to highlight the significant contribution elephants have made to Thai culture. Elephants were employed for labor, transportation, and warfare in the past, and they still play a big part in the tourism sector today.

Nonetheless, he added, “We have been urging the government and pertinent sectors to give National Elephant Day more prominence.

A large feast was prepared in the Ayutthaya camp to commemorate National Elephant Day.

Every year on March 13, which commemorates the day the Royal Forest Department named the white elephant as the nation’s animal in 1963, elephants are honored throughout the nation.

In Thailand, white elephants are revered and seen as a representation of regal authority.

A large feast was prepared in the Ayutthaya camp to commemorate National Elephant Day.

But, despite these accolades, the population of elephants in Thailand is battling to thrive in the face of threats from habitat invasion, abuse, and climate change.

Over the past century, the number of Thai elephants has decreased from 100,000 to just 3,000 in the wild and 2,700 tamed.

A large feast was prepared in the Ayutthaya camp to commemorate National Elephant Day.

Laitongrean, whose camp is known for treating tuskers ethically, believes that people would approach these animals with more compassion.

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