Day 3 at ENP – 1.14.15 Wednesday

Shovel elephant poop in the morning.

Next we got in vans (which the driver played country music!  ) to go visit hill tribes to bring packages we put together yesterday. On the ride I found poop in my pocket, elephant poop. Damp elephant poop.  Must have fallen in there during chores.  This Hill Tribe was about 20 minutes from ENP.  We delivered clothes, blankets and toys to the adults and children. Although we are a bit unorganized the gesture is very moving. This Hill Tribe village is one of the providers of the crops (they are farmers) that are delivered to ENP for elephant and human consumption.  Pom mentioned to me that they have made these deliveries to over 100 different Hill Tribes.  This is amazing to me.

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For lunch had delicious rice rolled in banana leaves.  Delicious!! We ate near the Buddhist monk temple.

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When we got back to the park Jodi recruited us to bring treats and toys ( trimmed branches ) to the Bachelor boys, Hope, Tong Suk, and Chang Yim.  This is Tong Suk aka Jungle Boy!

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Tong Suk aka Jungle Boy

After that we went to Steels enclosure to play with her and her mates.  Steel is such a doll… gets a little possessive for our affection but a doll nonetheless.

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Steel

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Steel with red jacket, Gimpy 1 ( Thai Pei, white), Gimpy 2 (Son Luk, brown)

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Steel with red jacket, Gimpy 1 (Thai Pei, white), Gimpy 2 (Son Luk, brown) & Sabine

Drinking a bottled Margarita now which tastes pretty good.  Dinner is on in half an hour and then we go to the conference room land learn about Thai culture.

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