• We need your help!

    You have already heard about the wonderful news: 13 elephants saved from illegal trafficking arrived at our Center! This is a historical event for our conservation efforts because now we have the largest herd in Laos with a total of 29 elephants. Unfortunately, it presents a financial challenge to our organization so we need your […]

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  • 13 Elephants rescued from Middle-Eastern Zoo

    We’d love to share the story of the “Caravan of Hope” with you with this video. The Laotian Prime Minister has prevented the illegal sale of Laotian elephants to a foreign zoo. These 13 elephants were kept forest that didn’t provide them with enough food. Looking for a sustainable solution, the government contacted the Elephant […]

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  • Elephant Breeding

    Today we would like to share some exceptional images that were made by visitors of the Elephant Conservation Center, Sayaboury, Laos. The ECC has set up a breeding program which is unique to Laos. The females are put together with a bull in their natural environment. We do this often to make sure they can […]

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  • Night Observation

    We already showed a small clip from our night observations in Facebook. We though we would give you another one. It was great to see how the elephants were a bit unnerved in the beginning, but then became more and more at ease. After a while they got really comfortable, like you can see in […]

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  • Time to play!

    A great shot from the enrichment area. We believe this isn’t just Mae Boun Nam and Suriya playing innocently. She might actually be teaching him how to mount females. By the looks of it, Suriya will be a pretty good breeder in the future!

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  • Governor of the Sayabury province visit the ECC

    The Governor of Sayaboury province, Phongsavanh Sitthavong, selected the Elephant Conservation Center (ECC) to reaffirm his commitment to the conservation of elephants in Laos. On October 5th, 2017, the Governor of Sayaboury Province, accompanied by the Ambassador of Japan, Takeshi Hikihara, and the Sayaboury District Chief, visited the only real elephant conservation center in Laos. […]

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  • World elephant day

    It’s International elephant day! We would like to celebrate it with a special image of today. The socialization area has three different areas. A grass area, a bushes area, and a forest area. Right now, the elephants gather underneath the tree house platform to get the different fruits that have fallen down. A great opportunity […]

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  • Arrival of Mae Ping from Mekong Elephant Camp

    One of the missions of the Elephant Conservation Center is to breed elephants for conservation purposes. If an other camp wants to breed to protect the species, we share our experience and our knowledge. In this context, the ECC agreed to welcome one female (Mae Ping) and her mahout (So) from Mekong Elephant Camp located […]

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  • Arrival of a new female at the center

    We are proud to announce that we were able to bring one more elephant to the center. In April, we had a large enough budget to purchase Mae Khoun Song. She shares her name with another female in the center, Mae Khoun. That is why we have decided to add Song, which is Lao for […]

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  • Bua Banh abscess

    A few months ago we asked you to help us bring Bua Banh, an injured male, to the center. Because of all of your support, we were able to keep him and start a reproduction program with two of our females. After awhile, he started to develop an abscess on his good hind leg. An...

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