"TOM", THE MAN BEHIND THE ELEPHANT
Tom manorat, the elephant keeper or mahout of elephant retirement park, we call him “Tom”. At first, he lived in the downtown of Chiang Mai before moving to Maetang district for work as a mahout. He has been working since 2012 at the elephant retirement park. Before he became a mahout, he was a guide for 3 years.
The mission of Tom at the park, In the morning, he bring some food such as sugar cane and banana give to the elephant for eat. After that he get the clean water to the elephant for drink. Next take the elephant to bathing and play mud everyday.
Now, he takes care of 2 elephants (Viangping and NongNing). Morever, he take care all the visitors that visit our park, so the visitors love him so much.
He love elephants, elephants are his heart.