QAS

Switzerland

  • Thailand 2013

    Kamoon and Romsai, taking their early bath

    Elephants World is a sanctuary for old and injured elephants located in Thailand. Elephants World was set up to aid elephants in Thailand who are being forced to work at tourist attractions and wood factories.

  • Thailand 2013

    After many years of heavy work, these elephants are suffering from exhaustion, depression and other health related problems. At Elephants World, these elephants have a place where they can be given special attention and recover from their injuries.

  • Thailand 2013

    Here, elephants don’t work for people. Rather, people work for the elephants. Every day they receive a special diet of rice and vegetables cooked by the volunteers.

  • Thailand 2013

    Some of the elephants, like Au Pam and Songkran, have no teeth and need to be hand feed with soft sticky rice balls.

  • Thailand 2013

    QAS Switzerland visited Elephants World in 2013 and provided support by helping to develop their infrastructure

  • Thailand 2013

    During an afternoon bath, Baby Johnny, an orphan elephant, joins in the fun…

  • Thailand 2013

    Giving English lessons to the Mahouts.

    I see this project not only as a way of helping the elephants, but also as a way of creating greater awareness of the consequences of irresponsible wildlife trade.