Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary


When sanctuary founder Katherine Connor lost the battle to save the life of a special baby elephant named Boon Lott, she continued her fight for elephant welfare by founding a non-profit sanctuary in his name.  Located one hour’s drive from Sukhothai, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is one of Thailand’s few true elephant sanctuaries.  BLES offers sick, injured, and abused elephants a chance to heal their physical and psychological wounds so they may live happily in their natural environment.

After a personal pick-up from the local bus depot, train station, or airport, you will be welcomed into the BLES family of mahouts, staff, dogs, cats, and 16 elephants.  Only three guesthouses guarantees that there are always more elephants than guests.  The mahouts, who do not use hooks, stand watch over the elephants as they play in the pond or wander into the forest.  You will witness the elephants’ true spirits as you observe them from a short distance.  But just in case, be prepared if an elephant decides to come closer and say hello.  A special observation platform at the bathing pond and daily walks into the forest will provide you with plenty of time to ask questions, take pictures, and get to know the elephants. Expect to leave BLES feeling like you have become a part of a very special family.

http://www.blesele.org/When sanctuary founder Katherine Connor lost the battle to save the life of a special baby elephant named Boon Lott, she continued her fight for elephant welfare by founding a non-profit sanctuary in his name.  Located one hour’s drive from Sukhothai, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is one of Thailand’s few true elephant sanctuaries.  BLES offers sick, injured, and abused elephants a chance to heal their physical and psychological wounds so they may live happily in their natural environment.  After a personal pick-up from the local bus depot, train station, or airport, you will be welcomed into the BLES family of mahouts, staff, dogs, cats, and 16 elephants.  Only three guesthouses guarantees that there are always more elephants than guests.  The mahouts, who do not use hooks, stand watch over the elephants as they play in the pond or wander into the forest.  You will witness the elephants’ true spirits as you observe them from a short distance.  Be prepared if an elephant decides to come closer and say hello.  A special observation platform at the bathing pond and daily walks into the forest will provide you with plenty of time to ask questions, take pictures, and get to know the elephants.  Expect to leave BLES feeling like you have become a part of a very special family.When sanctuary founder Katherine Connor lost the battle to save the life of a special baby elephant named Boon Lott, she continued her fight for elephant welfare by founding a non-profit sanctuary in his name.  Located one hour’s drive from Sukhothai, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is one of Thailand’s few true elephant sanctuaries.  BLES offers sick, injured, and abused elephants a chance to heal their physical and psychological wounds so they may live happily in their natural environment.  After a personal pick-up from the local bus depot, train station, or airport, you will be welcomed into the BLES family of mahouts, staff, dogs, cats, and 16 elephants.  Only three guesthouses guarantees that there are always more elephants than guests.  The mahouts, who do not use hooks, stand watch over the elephants as they play in the pond or wander into the forest.  You will witness the elephants’ true spirits as you observe them from a short distance.  Be prepared if an elephant decides to come closer and say hello.  A special observation platform at the bathing pond and daily walks into the forest will provide you with plenty of time to ask questions, take pictures, and get to know the elephants.  Expect to leave BLES feeling like you have become a part of a very special family.When sanctuary founder Katherine Connor lost the battle to save the life of a special baby elephant named Boon Lott, she continued her fight for elephant welfare by founding a non-profit sanctuary in his name.  Located one hour’s drive from Sukhothai, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is one of Thailand’s few true elephant sanctuaries.  BLES offers sick, injured, and abused elephants a chance to heal their physical and psychological wounds so they may live happily in their natural environment.  After a personal pick-up from the local bus depot, train station, or airport, you will be welcomed into the BLES family of mahouts, staff, dogs, cats, and 16 elephants.  Only three guesthouses guarantees that there are always more elephants than guests.  The mahouts, who do not use hooks, stand watch over the elephants as they play in the pond or wander into the forest.  You will witness the elephants’ true spirits as you observe them from a short distance.  Be prepared if an elephant decides to come closer and say hello.  A special observation platform at the bathing pond and daily walks into the forest will provide you with plenty of time to ask questions, take pictures, and get to know the elephants.  Expect to leave BLES feeling like you have become a part of a very special family.When sanctuary founder Katherine Connor lost the battle to save the life of a special baby elephant named Boon Lott, she continued her fight for elephant welfare by founding a non-profit sanctuary in his name.  Located one hour’s drive from Sukhothai, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is one of Thailand’s few true elephant sanctuaries.  BLES offers sick, injured, and abused elephants a chance to heal their physical and psychological wounds so they may live happily in their natural environment.  After a personal pick-up from the local bus depot, train station, or airport, you will be welcomed into the BLES family of mahouts, staff, dogs, cats, and 16 elephants.  Only three guesthouses guarantees that there are always more elephants than guests.  The mahouts, who do not use hooks, stand watch over the elephants as they play in the pond or wander into the forest.  You will witness the elephants’ true spirits as you observe them from a short distance.  Be prepared if an elephant decides to come closer and say hello.  A special observation platform at the bathing pond and daily walks into the forest will provide you with plenty of time to ask questions, take pictures, and get to know the elephants.  Expect to leave BLES feeling like you have become a part of a very special family.When sanctuary founder Katherine Connor lost the battle to save the life of a special baby elephant named Boon Lott, she continued her fight for elephant welfare by founding a non-profit sanctuary in his name.  Located one hour’s drive from Sukhothai, Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) is one of Thailand’s few true elephant sanctuaries.  BLES offers sick, injured, and abused elephants a chance to heal their physical and psychological wounds so they may live happily in their natural environment.  After a personal pick-up from the local bus depot, train station, or airport, you will be welcomed into the BLES family of mahouts, staff, dogs, cats, and 16 elephants.  Only three guesthouses guarantees that there are always more elephants than guests.  The mahouts, who do not use hooks, stand watch over the elephants as they play in the pond or wander into the forest.  You will witness the elephants’ true spirits as you observe them from a short distance.  Be prepared if an elephant decides to come closer and say hello.  A special observation platform at the bathing pond and daily walks into the forest will provide you with plenty of time to ask questions, take pictures, and get to know the elephants.  Expect to leave BLES feeling like you have become a part of a very special family.