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Elephants in Khao Sok

The Asian Elephant in Thailand has been the cultural icon of Thailand for a very long time now, they are very respected even since the ancient days of Thailand.

The Asian Elephant in Thailand has been the cultural icon of Thailand for a very long time now, they are very respected  even since the ancient days of Thailand. While their is many impressive animals in Thailand, its is hard to be more  impressed by a huge elephant which is also one of the smartest animals in the world. It's also the largest land anmal in  South East Asia and is quite a unique experience if you ever get to ride one of these Asian Elephants.

There is  estimated to be around 3000 to 3500 Asian Elephants left in Thailand. Thailkand have been trying to keep the numbers  from declining and have brought in a Law to not have them in the cities, but as most laws in Thailand, it has not really  been enforced as you still see them walking at times in Bangkok.

Their diet is mainly plants and vegetable and some can eat up to 200 kilo grams of foos each day. Watching them bath is  a great site and they also use about 200 litres of water every day to keep themselves clean. Their life span is about 60 to 80 years old but some people have clamed that some have lived to as much as 90 to 100 years old. And adult male elephant will be a little under 3 meters in height and can weigh to to about 4000 to 5000 kilo grams.

In Khao Sok there is a rain forest which is even more diverse than the Amazon rain forest which makes the elephant treks  here an even better experience than anywhere in in Thailand or even South East Asia. They do not walk particularly fast [Article Search] , but it is a nice slow ride through the jungle on the back of one of the largest creatures in the world.

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