We were made aware of the foundation following a visit to the Hua Hin tourist information office. We had been interested in visiting the wild elephant in the park but decided to visit Hutsadin instead.
We took a taxi from our hotel in Cha Am. Our driver did want to take us to another elephant attraction but we insisted that we went to Hutsadin! Hopefully he saw how much we enjoyed our visit and will take other tourists there in future.
We were greeted by very friendly staff and agreed what we wanted to see and do. We decided to take the short elephant ride having had a longer ride earlier in our holiday.
We saw all 6 elephant at the foundation including their 5 year old baby. I had asked to bath the elephant and was able to enjoy this very close and special experience with their baby while my wife spoke at length to his Mahoot Jackie. We learnt about the background of their animals.
Before leaving we asked to visit the two older elephant. We took food for them. The 88 year old was clearly pleased to see us and I hope others follow our lead and visit them they seemed to enjoy the contact with us and I was treated to a "trunk" hug. The other 45 year old is pregnant. We asked who the father was but our guide did not seem to understand our question. We did read their resume of all elephant and read that one animal was reaching sexual maturity we assume that he is the father.
Prior to our visit we did try to make our own enquiries about the foundation. Unfortunately their website is not supported by iPad/iPhone so we were unable to visit it. Hopefully the foundation will address this matter.
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