April 3, 2024

Encountering Thailand’s Wildlife: Monkeys and Elephants Up Close

Wild Monkeys πŸ’

Have you ever tried to feed wild monkeys bananas? 🍌

πŸ’πŸŒ΄ Thailand’s wild monkeys are a fascinating part of the country’s natural charm! You can find hundreds of these lively creatures running around freely, and they’re especially abundant in a place called Monkey Hill in Phuket, just near The Westin. This is where we met D, who sold us bananas to feed the monkeys. It was a pretty interesting experience!

Monkeys are a common sight throughout Thailand, often found in forests, temples, and urban areas. They are primarily macaques, known for their intelligence and social behavior. These monkeys are raised in the wild, often living in large groups and thriving in Thailand’s lush environments. πŸŒΏπŸ’

Our visit to Monkey Hill was memorable. The monkeys can get quite aggressive, especially when it comes to food. They’ll try to pull buckets right out of your hands! One of them definitely tried to snatch mine but wasn’t successful. It’s important to be cautious and respectful around them.

These experiences with the monkeys added an adventurous twist to our trip. Seeing them up close and interacting with them was both thrilling and enlightening. Remember always to approach wildlife with care and never feed them without proper guidance.

#Thailand #MonkeyHill #WildlifeAdventures #Phuket #TravelDiaries #NatureLovers πŸ’πŸŒ΄πŸŒΊ

Elephants of Thailand 🐘

🐘🌿 One of the absolute highlights of our trip to Thailand was visiting multiple elephant sanctuaries. This experience was truly unforgettable and one of the most amazing encounters I’ve ever had!

When we were looking for sanctuaries, we made it a point to support places that treat animals with the utmost respect and care. We never visited places where elephants are mistreated or ridden. These sanctuaries focus on rescuing elephants and providing them with a safe and natural habitat. 🐘

We had the incredible opportunity to walk through the jungle with these majestic creatures. Our 2 km trek was intense, especially in 110Β° weather, but it was worth every step. Every time I turned around to catch a breath, I saw an 8,000-pound elephant approaching, which definitely kept me moving! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

These elephants are not only majestic but also incredibly gentle. We walked with two of themβ€”one around 50 years old and the other about 20. It was amazing to see how happy and well-fed they were, a testament to the excellent care they received. 🌿

We even got to bathe them, which was an extraordinary experience. They loved the clay baths, which help them stay cool. Some of my favorites are the photos of us swimming with them in the green water. πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜

Elephant sanctuaries in Thailand and Malaysia are dedicated to the welfare and conservation of these intelligent animals. Seeing them up close, interacting with them, and understanding their behavior was a profound experience. You can see the intelligence and thought process in their eyes, making the connection even more special. 🌟❀️

This adventure was filled with joy and learning, and I’d do it over and over again. These animals are truly beautiful and gentle giants. 🐘

#Elephants #Thailand #ElephantSanctuary #Phuket #MajesticCreatures #WildlifeConservation #TravelDiaries 🐘🌿🌟

Tigers of Thailand 🐯

Have you ever been up close and personal with a tiger? 🐯 One of the most exhilarating experiences of my trip to Thailand was visiting the Tiger Sanctuary. This sanctuary is dedicated to conserving and protecting these magnificent creatures, and I was thrilled to see them up close in a safe and respectful environment. πŸ…

This sanctuary was phenomenal; they treat their tigers with the utmost care. Unlike a nearby place with a less stellar rep, these tigers looked healthy and majestic! Our adventure was so intense that when one tiger growled, we had to switch groups for their comfortβ€”a thrilling and spine-tingling experience! 😲

Walking through the sanctuary, I observed and learned about the tigers’ behaviors, habits, and efforts to protect their populations. We had the incredible chance to interact with tigers of all ages, even the majestic ones weighing over 800 pounds! 🐯 An unforgettable experience, though it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing for me. I’ve been there, done that, got the memories, but never again! πŸ˜…

#Tigers #Thailand #TigerSanctuary #WildlifeConservation #TravelDiaries 🐯🌿

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Big Guy Big World is a travel blog, following Mark Jacoby’s journey as a big guy on a bigger journey, exploring the world during a global pandemic. Follow along as we experience some of the world’s most beautiful and exotic places.

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Pamela Stephenson
Pamela Stephenson
10 days ago

Just discovered this you tube channel and I love love love it!! thanks for sharing so much!

Brittany Patten
Brittany Patten
9 days ago

So amazing !!!🀩

Ella Calvert
Ella Calvert
8 days ago

Just discovered your travels, they look amazing. What a cool experience to see monkeys, elephants, and tigers.

Nataly Rubio
Nataly Rubio
8 days ago

I would love to do this! Elephants are my favorite animals!