Elephants are the official national animal of Thailand and they have been a contributor to the Thai society and the society’s icon for centuries. Read on to know more about these magnificent creatures of Thailand.
The Thai elephants are a subspecies of their distant cousins the Asian elephant, they are much smaller in size compared with their Asian counterpart. In the ancient times, these elephants played a significant role in Manual labour, royal iconography and war.
Habitat and diet
The natural habitat of the Thai elephants in the tropical forests located in the western and the northern parts of the country. Elephants are herbivores and their diet mainly consists of fruits, tree bark and bamboo.
You can see these creatures up-close and personal during your elephant camp in Thailand during your stay at the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort; a resort located in the northern region of Thailand.
It is estimated that the country had an elephant population over 100 000 during the beginning of the 20th century but due to the destruction of the forest cover, the elephant population in Thailand has plummeted from 100 000 to just 4000 adding the name of the Thai elephants to the endangered species list. Today strict laws have been implemented by the government in order to protect these feeble creatures.
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