Sawadee kap, Bloggineers.
We have arrived in Phuket, Thailand.
We're taking a taxi to our destination.
When we arrived at the meet up point, we transfer to a shuttle.
After a brief ride, we have arrived.
We are have the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.
This is an ethical and sustainable ecotourism project.
There is no riding here because elephants cannot support weight from above.
We are about half an hour late and miss the food preparation.
But we are just in time for the feeding of the elephants.
An elephant's diet typically consists of a variety of jungle plants, fruits, and vegetables.
I'm going to pet the elephant.
Brother, why don't you try too? Our guide assured Brother that the elephant is harmless.
I am going to feed a banana to the elephant.
Come and get it big guy.
Oh no, the baby snatched it away.
Beep! Beep! The baby's coming through.
Quick, Dad, take a picture of us! Woah, baby is moving again! The baby seems to be the most popular one here because it's so cute.
Now Brother is going to feed it.
Oh no, you drop the banana! Baby is walking away and went to drink mommy's milk.
We're going to attempt to feed the baby one more time.
Yay, baby, took it.
Now Brother is going to be the elephants on bamboo.
Elephants eat a huge amount, needing to consume an average of 150 kilograms of food a day just to survive.
Watch out for the trunk.
Look at the elephant poop.
Only 40 to 50 percent of the food elephants eat is successfully digested.
This concludes the feeding portion.
And now we're walking the elephants over to get a mud bath.
The mud spa is not only fun for the elephants but it's also a way to build the natural defense in their skin to keep them clean.
Baby is being a naughty boy and stole the water hose.
Now it's time to bathe the elephants.
Bathing elephants also gives them a way to cool down in the heat while providing the attention and love by caring for their every day need.
I'm going to splash water on baby.
This was so much fun, but Brother missed out because he didn't want to get wet.
Next we're going to scrub the elephants while they get a shower.
I guess Brother is OK with this activity.
This was such an unique experience.
Now it's time for a buffet lunch.
We're going to eat some delicious Thai food.
Don't forget to visit the gift shop for some locally made souvenirs.
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