Elephants and the Heat
The hot season is here, with almost 40 degree and the burning forests in the surroundings, staying in the city of Chiang Mai can be suffocating for some! So why not come to our camp, just 1 hour away from the town and interact in the wild. Clean air, beautiful surroundings and refreshing yourself in the water playing with elephants are just some of the benefits that we can guarantee you. Our elephants need someone who can take care of them. Not only you will have a great day at our camp, but also you will contribute to our cause saving Thai elephants from hard works and human cruelty!
DID YOU KNOW:
How these big animals can keep the heat away when is so hot?
Well, as most of you know, elephants have big ears and they can do many different things with them. One of them is cooling themselves down when the weather is too hot. Blood flow into the ears carrying heat out of the body, and cooler blood re-enters the bloodstream, reducing the effects of heat. By flapping their ears, elephants can reduce their body temperature by 10 degrees Fahrenheit or more.
Also the wrinkles on their skin can keep the animal cool by giving heat a larger surface area through which it can be dispelled. In addition they can trap and retain moisture longer than would smooth skin, prolonging the evaporation process and allowing the animal to release up to 75% of the body heat.
Another way they use to maintain their body temperature down is throwing dirt, mud or water on their back keeping their skin refreshed and on shade from the sunlight.