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A Thai elephant could be in your next Zoom call. (Photo: Anantara Hotels)

For US$75, you can Zoom with elephants in Thailand and help fund their care

2020-09-28 - Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Pioneering elephant welfare charity, The Human Elephant Learning Programs Foundation (H-ELP), is partnering with the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) to launch a global service that stars elephants in Zoom video calls live from their natural habitat in Northern Thailand’s ancient jungle.


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The world’s most expensive coffee, which is priced at $70 per serving, is made from elephant poo

Most expensive Black Ivory Coffee made from elephant dung

2017-03-05 - Chiang Rai, Thailand.

The world’s most expensive coffee, which is priced at $70 per serving, is made from elephant poo!Black Ivory Coffee, produced in Thailand’s Golden Triangle, a region better known for its export of opium, is made by having elephants eat the coffee beans which are mixed into a fruit mash.


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Anantara Steps Up CSR Efforts with the Appointment of New Worldwide Conservation Director

2013-05-16 - Chiang Rai, Thailand.

In addition to managing the Elephant Camp, GTAEF and research conducted by Think Elephants International, in his new worldwide conservation role, Roberts’ expertise and enthusiasm will benefit all Anantara properties, as well as guests.


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Elephant Dung Coffee Among World"s Most Expensive, Exclusive

2012-10-16 - Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Anantara Resorts, one of the world´s most expensive resort chains, has debuted some of the world´s costliest coffee at its Maldives properties. Just one thing though: The coffee beans are harvested from elephant dung. The coffee beans, called Black Ivory and priced at $1,100 per kilogram, are digested by an elephant before you drink it. There are only 50 kilograms, or about 110 pounds, currently for sale.


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The elephant poop coffee beans are refined at the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, in the grounds of Anantara

Would you pay US$50 for a cup of elephant dung coffee?

2012-10-12 - Chiang Rai, Thailand.

Civet dung coffee? Old news. The big story these days is coffee made with beans that have been pooped out by elephants. At least that´s the claim of Thailand´s Anantara hotels, which refines its own beans at its massive elephant camp behind its Golden Triangle resort in Chiang Rai.


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Plai Tawan relocated from Anantara to Elephant Reintroduction Foundation

2012-04-08 - Chiang Rai, Thailand. John Roberts

He’ll be kept on a long chain for a week or two until he gets used to where he is, he’ll then be put into ever increasing electrically fenced areas until, in a couple of months he’ll be put out into the 160,000 acres of protected forest and become one of the Queen’s Own Roaming Elephants.


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New baby elephant brings luck to Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa

2010-05-31 - Chiang Rai, Thailand.

A new little bundle of joy has brought a token of good luck to the delight of the on-site Elephant Camp at Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The baby elephant was born at 4.10 am on the 23rd of May 2010, and was welcomed into the world with the nickname Nong Phil.


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TAKE A DIP: driving elephants in the Mekong river. Mirror, signal, manoeuvre? Amid Thailand

Trunk driving - Thailand

2008-05-18 - Chiang Rai, Thailand. Lisa Young

A HEAVY morning mist lingers over the mighty Mekong river and spills on to the lush jungle foothills of Thailand and Laos. I am at the confluence of the great Ruak and Mae Nam Khong (Mekong) rivers, home to the Anantara Resort and Elephant Camp in northern Thailand's Golden Triangle. My day begins in luxury at this exclusive rural hideaway overlooking the rugged hillsides, but I pull on my old clothes. They may be inviting, but I have no intention of visiting the spa or the infinity pool.


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Want to be an elephant trainer?

2007-07-13 - Chiang Rai, Thailand. Jane Levere

A mahout course course takes place at the elephant camp at Anantara Resort Golden Triangle, near Chiang Rai, Thailand. Students are instructed by a qualified Thai mahout and English-speaking guide, and learn basic commands, daily care of an elephant, and how to mount an elephant—either up its side or by leap-frogging over its bowed head—among other other skills.


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Thai Mahouts exploit animated film

2006-06-26 - Chiang Rai, Thailand. TEERAWAT KHAMTHITA

The craze for the animated film Khan Kluay, about the adventures ofa young elephant searching for his father,has led to mahouts bringing more baby elephants onto the streets of Chiang Raiprovince, where they beg for food and money.


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10 Headlines about Elephants from Chiang Rai2020-09-28 - Chiang Rai, Thailand - For US$75, you can Zoom with elephants in Thailand and help fund their care 2017-03-05 - Chiang Rai, Thailand - Most expensive Black Ivory Coffee made from elephant dung 2013-05-16 - Chiang Rai, Thailand - Anantara Steps Up CSR Efforts with the Appointment of New Worldwide Conservation Director 2012-10-16 - Chiang Rai, Thailand - Elephant Dung Coffee Among World"s Most Expensive, Exclusive 2012-10-12 - Chiang Rai, Thailand - Would you pay US$50 for a cup of elephant dung coffee? 2012-04-08 - Chiang Rai, Thailand - Plai Tawan relocated from Anantara to Elephant Reintroduction Foundation 2010-05-31 - Chiang Rai, Thailand - New baby elephant brings luck to Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa 2008-05-18 - Chiang Rai, Thailand - Trunk driving - Thailand 2007-07-13 - Chiang Rai, Thailand - Want to be an elephant trainer? 2006-06-26 - Chiang Rai, Thailand - Thai Mahouts exploit animated film

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