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3…2…1… Action – Handling Tigers & Bull Riding Elephants

Though an international hospital drew us to Thailand’s second largest city, Chiang Mai, we made the most of our stop by handling felines slightly larger than your domestic house cat. Once Ash’s facial stitches were removed, we neared the Myanmar border for relaxation in the sleepy town of Pai.

After carefully researching that the Tiger Kingdom does not mistreat their beautiful Bengals, Ash had the rare opportunity of having a pair of tiger cubs in her lap:

Away from noisy Chiang Mai is the sleepy village of Pai. Watch Greg successfully fulfill his dream of being in the rodeo, albeit on the back of an Asian elephant:

Yet his dreams came crashing down into the Pai River after Konsai had enough and tossed him into the muddy basin:

A bit hippie? Certainly, but Pai doesn’t discriminate and welcomes granolas like us to enjoy its serenity just the same:

- Greg and Ash

Learn From Our Footsteps:

  1. Ash’s cousin was hospitalized in Thailand after contracting a bacterial infection from filthy water during a similar elephant experience. Though we did not suffer the same fate, the only reasonable way to wholly avoid this hazard is to have the elephants refrain from waterways.

  • http://twitter.com/yannu56 Annu Yadav

    The Asian Elephant or Elephas maximus, sometimes known by the name of one of its subspecies, the Indian Elephant. Asian Elephant is one of the three living species of the elephant and the only living species of the genus Elephas. Asian Elephant is the largest living land animal in Asia. The species is found primarily in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Indochina and parts of Nepal and Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, China, Bhutan, and Sumatra. Asian elephants are rather long lived, with a maximum recorded life span of 86 years.
    http://www.wildlifeworld360.co…

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