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Barry Brown gets a kiss from an elephant at the sanctuary. Three local couples volunteered with the animals on a recent trip to Thailand.
Barry Brown gets a kiss from an elephant at the sanctuary. Three local couples volunteered with the animals on a recent trip to Thailand.


2008-08-30 - Chiang Mai, Thailand , Hilary Smith

After an eye-opening, palette-pleasing trip through Vietnam, three couples — Barry and Pat Brown of Mendon, Jim Kurtz and Jan Kellner of Webster and Paul and Sue Wilkens of Ontario — journeyed through Chiang Mai, Thailand, to reach a pachyderm sanctuary known simply as the Elephant Nature Park. It is home to about 30 elephants, all of whom were rescued from circuses or logging camps or injured by poachers, land mines, trucks or other human causes. Created through the efforts of one Thai woma...



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