Of all the creature of the world none mirrors the life term of man as the elephant. Living to the ripe old age of 70 years they mature in a very similar way as that of human beings.
Elephants that are no longer considered wild are domesticated and they need all the love and attention that normal household pets receive. If elephants are left in the wild, it becomes almost impossible to interact with them the way we do at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Mud spa and bathing with elephants are just our way of showing the elephants that we truly care about them.
The mud spa or elephant mud bath is not only fun for the elephants, but it is also a way to build a natural defense on their skin to keep them clean. Elephants really like to be clean as their skin is sensitive, so it is common to see an elephant bathing in Thailand. Elephants mud baths are also important as it protects their skin from being burnt by the harsh sun..