The Department of National Parks and Wildlife in Thailand recently published pictures of a herd of wild elephants feeding and playing in the mud at Namnao national park.
The picture shows two young elephants playing between the herd, with a leader nearby.
The DNP said they wanted to present the richness of the area and how wildlife is important to the natural balance.
“By seeing the beautiful wildlife, the public will grow fond of Thailand’s natural resources and want to protect them,” said the DNP.
Nam Nao was designated as one of Thailand’s national parks in 1972. The area covers 1,000 km² in the mountainous forests of Phetchabun and Chaiyaphum in Thailand’s northeastern region.
The park is famous for its majestic mountains with a mixture of forests, grasslands, and jungle. It is also filled with a variety of flora and fauna, wild trails, wildlife, and birdwatching, along with spectacular views.
It is one of Thailand’s most popular natural attractions after the cold seasons, when some tourists are surprised to see the lush forests just before sunrise.