You asked: How much is an elephant in Thailand?

Prices have exploded with elephants now commanding between 500,000 and two million baht ($17,000 to $67,000) per baby, estimates suggest.

Can you buy an elephant in Thailand?

The elephant is the de facto national animal of Thailand, and once graced the nation’s flag. But with massive deforestation in recent decades, its numbers have decreased. The sale of wild elephants is forbidden by law, but the ones on sale in Ayutthaya are domesticated.

How much does it cost to rescue an elephant in Thailand?

1. Elephant Nature Park. A rescue and rehabilitation center for elephants, where you can bathe and feed the elephants, plus learn about each animal’s past. Cost: Day tours are 2,500 baht ($73US); overnight tours are 5,800 baht ($168US).

How much does it cost to swim with elephants in Thailand?

Cost of Bathing Elephants in Thailand

The listed going rate for a one-day, non-riding elephant experience in Chiang Mai appeared to be between 2000-3000 baht per person, or roughly $60-85.

How much would a baby elephant cost?

A baby would cost around $100,000, an adult $80,000. Unfortunately, we can’t buy any of the elephants we see here. They’ve already been sold to a zoo near Shanghai called Dream of Dragon, and they’re scheduled to be transported next month.

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Should you touch elephants?

Visitors never touch the elephants, because these sanctuaries exist for the animals, not the tourists. The people who run them respect elephants and work to protect them. Check to see if the elephant sanctuary you’re thinking of visiting is accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.

Is it safe to swim with elephants?

Yes you are splashed and if you want you can swim with them but swimming is in clear water. You are bathing the elephants in the mud. Most importantly you do not have to participate you can enjoy from the sidelines. By going you are supporting the beautiful retirement of these majestic animals.

Do elephants like being bathed?

Elephants really like to be clean as their skin is sensitive, so it is common to see an elephant bathing in Thailand. Elephants mud baths are also important as it protects their skin from being burnt by the harsh sun.

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