Thailand National Elephant Day
Elephants have played an important role in the history of Thailand and March 13th is has been set aside as National Elephant Day. For thousands of years elephants have been used for transportation, to help with logging and even as instruments of war.
Today the over 50 elephants at the Mae Sa Elephant Camp near Chiang Mai were treated to a day off and an “Elephant Buffet”. It was funny to watch these giants gorge themselves on tons of pineapples, bunches of bananas, watermelons and sugar cane. Many got so stuffed they got sleepy and started resting their heads on the buffet tables.