“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” — Arundhati Roy




“One thing I love about elephants is the positive energy that I receive from them. They forgive. They never forget, but they forgive.”

Sangduen “Lek” Chailert has come to be known throughout Thailand and the rest of the world as “the elephant whisperer”. She has devoted her life to ending the abusive use of elephants in tourism and logging industries and is the founder of Elephant Nature Park, a 250 acre sanctuary for hundreds of rescued elephants and other animals.

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