Hello, thank you for taking the time to come and visit my page. For my Gold DofE residential section I have decided to travel to Sri Lanka to volunteer in an elephant sanctuary over October half term!
The Sri Lankan elephant is the largest of the Asian elephant and in Sri Lanka they have over 4,000 elephants. Unfortunately, many have been trained for religious, commercial and domestic purposes for thousands of years.
I will be working with the elephants along side a mahout and will be doing activities such as feeding, walking, washing and cleaning. I’ll also have the chance to play with them and learn and replicate the mahout’s use of unique command phrases to communicate with the elephants.
I will be helping spread awareness of how these beautiful creatures should be treated.
Any donations for towards the cost of the trip will be greatly appreciated, thank you!