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Operator: Oyster Worldwide
Price From: 739 GBP
Ideal Age Range: High School (15 to 18), 19 to 30, 31 to 50, Over 51
Fitness Needs: Moderately Fit
Program duration: 1 week
Travel to Thailand and volunteer in a sanctuary home to a variety of wildlife including Asian Elephants! Enjoy the beautiful surrounding jungle as you participate in numerous activities to aid in the care of the wildlife. Volunteers participating for 2 weeks or longer may have the opportunity to volunteer at the Elephant Refuge! This is an incredible experience and will give you a lifetime of memories! Both programs can be combined on request, so make sure to reach out! **Please note – the minimum age for this program is 17**
With so many animals, food preparation and feeding are a key part to the day, and provide a great deal of interaction and time with the animals. Other key tasks include monitoring behaviour, helping to develop enrichment programmes and even assisting in the extensive rehabilitation process for the monkeys and gibbons. It will not be unusual to find yourself walking with the ellies, helping out in veterinary procedures and gazing into the eyes of an intelligent monkey all in one day. No day will be the same, but you can expect to be getting involved in a variety of the following activities: * Food preparation for the primates, bears and nocturnal creatures * Cleaning enclosures, eating stations and pools * Routine enrichments for the primates and other animals * Observation of the animals * Educational promotion of the centre and animal welfare issues to visitors and local school groups * Rehabilitation and release * Building and maintenance of enclosures * The ‘water run’ – making sure that the animals are well watered * Conservation projects around the sanctuary
|Population||67,959,000 (2015 estimate)|
|Climate(s)||Tropical Savanna, Monsoon, Equatorial|
|Major Airport(s):||Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), Phuket International Airport (HKT), Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)|
|Economic Driver(s):||Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Manufacturing, Energy, Tourism, Banking/Finance|