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An Eden for Elephants
This brought tears to my eyes. I'm so glad those majestic animals have this place~
By: Shelly on March 10, 2014
It's great how the elephants look after each other. Better than some humans.
By: PT Dilloway on March 10, 2014
it is tragic the way these animals have been treated by humans.
By: TexWisGirl on March 10, 2014
Wonderful stories, especially the blind elephants "eyes." Still, disappointed to not see you riding an elephant!
By: Cranky on March 10, 2014
These elephants could teach all of mankind a lesson on caring. Being an animal lover I just don't understand the cruelty towards these and other animals. Your photos and story as always gave me much to ponder. I am so happy you got to at least touch and elephant. You look very happy. Oma Linda
By: Oma Linda on March 10, 2014
These sweet animals deserve good treatment, and i'm glad they get it there.
By: mimi on March 10, 2014
It sickens me to hear of animals, any animals,being abused. There is no reason for it. Anyone who willfully abuses another living creature has no business enjoying life amongst the rest of us.
By: Scott Park on March 10, 2014
Oh I have seen some of these beauties before on another blogger's site. I'll paste the link below. You'd each love one another's blogs. Such gorgeous creatures.. such sad treatment. Thankfully there are caring people who protect and love them. Elizabeth Grimes' blog post about these elephants: http://onemagicalmomentperday.blogspot.ca/2013/05/magical-moment-625-thailand-elephants.html
By: Hilary on March 10, 2014
Something about seeing that photo of an elephant bathing itself makes me smile. Elephants were used for warfare too in parts of the world, right? Be well, Stephen. It's great seeing that photo of you and Mrs. C. and the elephant. xoRobyn
By: Robyn Engel on March 10, 2014
Some sad stories mixed into a wonderful experience.
By: Franklin Bruce Taylor on March 10, 2014
No animal on this earth suffers at the hand of humans like the elephant. This post made me cry. God bless the people offering sanctuary to these marvelous beasts. .
By: Akansas Patti on March 10, 2014
Heart-warming and inspiring. What a wonderful experience. Glad the ride went by the wayside. Thanks for sharing this.
By: Mitchell is Moving on March 10, 2014
It's a shame what humans have done to elephants... Great to see that there are places like this nature park to take care of them. The look on yours and Mrs. C's face while touching the elephant is precious!
By: Pixel Peeper on March 10, 2014
Elephants are so intelligent and compassionate, if only we would stop interfering with their lives. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on March 10, 2014
Did you see any of their paintings?
By: Val on March 10, 2014
Great story of your search for elephants. I've heard others tell how elephants influenced them.
By: red on March 10, 2014
I love this post Stephen.
By: John on March 11, 2014
Beat these majestic creatures? And they call THEM animals.
By: Al Penwasser on March 11, 2014
Elephants are such wondrous creatures. A beautiful and educational post, Stephen. Thank you.
By: The Broad on March 11, 2014
Wonderful stories! Elephants are magnificent animals.
By: Bryan Jones on March 11, 2014
So it's a proven fact that elephants are way more humane than humans are. How could anything but a monster cause the death of an elephant baby and purposely injure the mother. This breaks my heart. Thank goodness there is a sanctuary that protects these wonderful animals. I can only hope there is karma that pays back for cruelty and rewards for selflessness.
By: Cheryl P. on March 11, 2014
Majestic creatures! You and the Mrs. interacting with them must have been so memorable.
By: Daniel LaFrance on March 12, 2014
I have a huge soft spot in my heart for elephants (no pun intended), for their intelligence, their civilized behavior, and for the fact of their horrendous treatment by humans. Very moving post.
By: jenny_o on March 12, 2014
Made me cry too - what a wonderful place!
By: The Bug on March 17, 2014
Sad to view the harsh treatment given to such beautiful creatures
By: Out on the prairie on March 27, 2014
By: Sandi McBride on March 27, 2014
Had to stop sobbing before saying beautiful...and congratulations on Post of the Week Sandi
By: Sandi McBride on March 27, 2014
Love the story about the blind elephant. Very intelligent creatures. Congratulations on your POTW at Hillary's.
By: Suldog on March 29, 2014
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