BEES Elephant Sanctuary

Welcome to BEES Elephant Sanctuary. We are located in a stunning area of rural Thailand, South-West Chiang Mai in the district of Maechaem. We believe you have found us as you are a responsible traveler looking for an ethical experience with elephants in Thailand. BEES – Burm and Emily’s Elephant Sanctuary is at the forefront for elephant welfare in a constantly changing and evolving world. We feel it is our responsibility to lead by example and encourage the highest welfare standards possible.

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Let Elephants Just BE Elephants

BEE's Elephant Sanctuary Happy-Anniversary Mae Kam

6 Years of Elephants at BEES and 6 Years of Retirement for Mae Kam!

June 1st 2018 marks BEES 6 year Anniversary of having elephants at BEES and Mae Kam’s 6 Years of retirement at BEES! The past 6 years have been filled with tears of happiness, sadness, fear, pain, anger, exhaustion, frustration and hope. It seems to be an endless cycle of emotions,...

Fluffy in the Trees

Fluffy Finds Freedom!!!

♥FLUFFY♥ What an EPIC time we have had here recently! By working in the animal welfare world, we have made the choice to be a part of the uplifting and highly enriching gains and the absolutely devastating losses.  Each day, each week, each month is different and we never really...

Mae Moe in Field

Mae Mor – A Note From Emily

‘If love could have saved her, she would have lived forever’ On Wednesday 30th August 2017 Mae Mor laid down to sleep in her night enclosure in the early hours of the morning and slipped into an eternal rest. Tomorrow it will be 1 week since her passing, it’s taken...

Operation- Bring Mae Mor Home

On March 13th we launched Operation – Bring Mae Mor Home and on the 27th March we did just that!!! Mae Mor working in the camp in Mae Taeng         Burm and I found Mae Mor 4 years ago living in appalling conditions. We set out on...

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