About EJS

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

What Makes EJS Different ?

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is wholeheartedly committed to elephant welfare. Our team strives daily to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of the elephants we care for. we view our dedication to elephant care as a lifelong commitment, and our Sanctuary locations as permanent homes for the elephants in our wonderful family.

Through the development of deep bonds and mutual trust with each elephant, we are able to offer visitors an ethical, memorable, and respectful elephant interaction experience, carefully designed to adhere as closely as possible to the elephants’ natural daily routine.

Awards & Recognition

Our work has earned us a positive reputation for elephant care. We are honoured to have received recognition, both locally and internationally, for our ethical welfare practices, and EJS has been independently certified by numerous organisations.

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Veterinary Care

We endeavour to provide the elephants in our care with the best available veterinary treatment. Our specialist veterinary team works tirelessly to ensure that each of the elephants we care for remains physically and psychologically healthy.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide as many elephants as possible with the happiness, health, and freedom they truly deserve.


Our hope is to lead by example, and contribute to a positive change in the perception of elephants; to witness a future in which elephants are not ridden, poached, overworked, or abused, and are instead treated with care, love, and respect.

Sustainability

We are deeply committed to the principles of sustainability, ensuring that our organisation supports the health and welfare of elephants and the ecosystem they inhabit. Our goal is to not only provide a safe refuge for these majestic creatures, but to promote environmental conservation through sustainable practices.

Community

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is passionately committed to community engagement and development. Our team is constantly striving to nurture deep bonds with local communities, and endeavour to support our them in any way we can. EJS contributes to infrastructure projects, assists with the operation of education programs, and supports farmers by purchasing locally grown food for our elephants, staff, and visitors.

Our mission

Our mission has always been to provide as many elephants as possible with the happiness, health,
and freedom they truly deserve.

Our team strives daily to ensure the health, safety,
and wellbeing of the elephants we care for, and only by developing a deep bond and mutual trust with each elephant are we able to offer visitors a memorable elephant interaction experience which is ethical, sustainable, and above all, respectful.

Veterinary Care

At Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, we endeavor to provide the elephants in our care with the best available veterinary treatment. We understand that authentic elephant healthcare involves not only the treatment of illness and injuries, but proactive measures to protect against disease, and detect any potential problems as early
as possible.

All of our Mahouts undertake professional development training in basic veterinary care, allowing them to perform their daily elephant Physical Examination (P.E.) routine effectively, treat minor injuries independently, and recognise and accurately report symptoms of common ailments in a timely manner.

With the assistance of our partners The Care Project Foundation, we have set up on-site elephant clinics at several of our Sanctuary locations, and the TCPF Mobile Elephant Clinic ensures that we have a world-class veterinary team available to respond to emergencies rapidly, in any location, and at any time of the day or night.

Sustainability

At Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, we are deeply committed to the principles of sustainability, ensuring that our organisation supports the health and welfare of elephants and the ecosystem they inhabit. Our goal is to not only provide a safe refuge for these majestic creatures, but to promote environmental conservation through sustainable practices.

  • EJS strives to preserve and protect natural elephant habitats by planting native flora and controlling invasive plant species that threaten local biodiversity at all of our locations. With our partners at The Care Project Foundation, we support local reforestation and other environmental protection initiatives.
  • We also work to ensure that the elephants in our care can live in a setting that closely resembles their natural environment. This includes the promotion of natural forest growth wherever possible, and the protection of both the land and local waterways in our areas of operation.
  • As part of our Sustainability Policy, we do our best to limit our on-site consumption of materials, especially plastics, and separate recyclates from general waste at all of our locations. We also encourage our staff and visitors to bring reusable bottles to our Sanctuary locations, and offer free water refills at all times.
  • Furthermore, EJS has implemented projects aimed at recycling organic waste in environmentally friendly ways. Elephants eat a large amount of food each day, and they also produce a large amount of waste. Elephant faeces can be used in a number of innovative ways, including being recycled into paper products, as well as being utilised as an effective fertiliser. Our team also repurposes wastewater, which we treat safely on-site, for agricultural purposes and to water gardens at our locations.
  • Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is committed to employing sustainable practices in the architectural design of our infrastructure. Many of our locations feature ethically-sourced natural building materials, and we utilise design techniques such as integrated transparent roofing to maximise natural light and reduce electricity use. Additionally, we have begun the installation of solar panels at several of our locations, to further reduce our carbon footprint.
  • At EJS, one of our primary objectives is to educate our visitors. While providing education and guidance on the topic of elephant welfare is our priority, we feel it is important to share our knowledge of related topics, such as environmental sustainability. Our team does their utmost to educate visitors to EJS about the importance of reusing and recycling materials, as well as reducing plastic waste. Additionally, we provide many visitors with reusable tote bags which they can use while in Thailand and continue to use in their home countries.
  • EJS takes pride in consistently providing both our elephants and our visitors with fresh, nutritious food. To that end, we endeavour to source as much of the produce we use as possible from locally-owned farms in the areas in which we operate.
  • We also frequently provide elephant faeces to local farmers for use as fertiliser, ensuring vital nutrients are returned to the soil, and promoting natural and sustainable agricultural practices.

Our Community

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is passionately committed to community engagement and development. Our team is constantly striving to nurture deep bonds with local people in the communities in which our initiative operates. We endeavour to support our local communities in any way we can, and in addition to providing employment for many local people, EJS contributes to infrastructure projects, assists with the operation of education programs, and supports farmers by purchasing locally grown food for our elephants, staff, and visitors. 

Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is a proud partner of The Care Project Foundation (TCPF) Thailand. The Care Project Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote the conservation and welfare of the Asian elephant, reduce human-elephant conflict, and enhance interspecies coexistence through community engagement and education programs. The partnership between EJS and TCPF is a symbiotic relationship based on similar values and a shared vision of the future of Asian elephant welfare. The Care Project Foundation supports elderly female elephants through their Matriarch Project, and they routinely assist EJS with veterinary treatment, logistical support, and advice pertaining to the specialty care essential to ensuring the health and happiness of the older elephants who reside at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. EJS reciprocates this assistance by providing the land and infrastructure necessary to offer permanent homes to elephants enrolled in the Matriarch Project, and our team lovingly cares for these elephants on a daily basis.