Beyond the concrete jungle of Chiang Mai, Thailand, prevails an entirely different wilderness. Elephant Nature Park, some 40 miles from Chiang Mai, has been rescuing and rehabilitating pachyderms since the 1990s. Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary providing a lush natural environment for elephants, dogs, cats, and buffaloes. You can spend the day feeding, swimming with, and walking alongside the contented elephant herd in their 200-acre habitat. Volunteers and visitors contribute to the healing while learning about their lives past and present.