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Elephant Polo

The Kings Cup Elephant Polo Tournament was introduced to Thailand in 2001 by Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas and has grown to become one of the biggest charitable events in Thailand that has raised almost US$600,000 for projects that better the lives of Thailand’s elephant population including housing for the mahouts and families, shelters for the elephants and a mobile blood centrifuge and elephant ambulance for the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre (TECC). 

In addition to the 30 elephants who have been rescued off the streets and now enjoy a comfortable lifestyle at Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa’s onsite Elephant Camp, the annual event allows a further 50 young elephants to be taken off the streets for the two week period during the tournament, providing them with a native forest environment, the best food possible, as well as the only proper veterinary check and vitamins they receive all year.