people have long had a place in their hearts for elephants.
Whether they worked together to log timber, travel across
harsh terrain or lead troops into battle, Thai people have
had a close relationship with elephants for centuries. Kachasart
is a branch of study dedicated solely to elephants, and this
local wisdom has been passed down from generation to generation
covering such facts as to how to teach mahouts to train elephants,
how to build life-long relationships and communicate with
elephants and how to care for them. The art of elephant training
requires much endurance and time as well as an intimate and
considerate relationship between each elephant and its mahout.
Maesa Elephant Camp, all elephants are trained to
get acquainted with human beings and especially their
mahouts as a basic platform for other advanced training.
During this period of three months, the mahouts will
teach their elephants how to communicate with them,
at the same time building an intimate relationship
with them by such activities as bathing, jungle walks
and other activities.
this introduction, a more advanced training programme
is started where mahouts and elephants work together
on mounting and dismounts, playing games and practicing
various skill sets. Each training activity is taken
at a different pace for each animal according to how
they adjust to the challenge. It is important that
the elephants enjoy their activities and are not overly
this training, each elephant's preference and
skills emerge and in time each and every elephant
at Maesa Elephant Camp is able to entertain, act or
use their particular skill so that they enjoy their
daily jobs and our visitors enjoy an array of skills
which is often most unexpected to those unfamiliar
with elephants. Similar to human being, elephants
understand the meaning of applause and appreciate
it. Give them a big clap after each show! Bravo!