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I fell in love with a baby elephant (and packed my trunk to live in the jungle)

Meeting a baby elephant in Thailand led to Katherine leaving her career, family and friends behind
Meeting a baby elephant in Thailand led to Katherine leaving her career, family and friends behind


2009-12-10 - Si Satchanalai, Thailand , KATHERINE CONNOR

I sold my house and used some of the money to buy a round-the-world ticket. At first all went to plan. It was a dream holiday, and by the time I arrived in Thailand, I was in good spirits. Then one day I decided to join some other tourists I'd met on a visit to an elephant conservation centre in northern Thailand. Within a month of our sanctuary opening we had four elephants, Sumai, Pang Tong and two others who had been abused by their owners which we had managed to buy.



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