Walking with Giants

I stomped through the dusty Cambodian jungle in a line of 10 or so people, listening to the voice of our guide as he bushwhacked ahead. A mud-coated branch slapped me across the cheek, and I looked down to find little wisps of mud up and down my arms, a distinct trail left by the giant gray wrinkly bodies we were following. Elephants, considering their size, are incredibly easy to lose.

We were in the remote Mondulkiri Province to visit the Elephant Valley Project, a sanctuary and eco-tourism retreat where captive elephants come for a temporary rest or full retirement, and where visitors can observe the animals in their native environment…Continue at Press of Atlantic City


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