Dr Nissa oversees the care and wellbeing of all the elephant residents of the camp, ensuring they receive proper nutrition and medical attention whilst the gentle giants enjoy acres of land to roam, play and forage. Guests are invited to join Dr Nissa as she accompanies the elephants on their daily walks around the lush grounds and observe as she carries out routine checkups all the while relating enchanting tales of day to day life with elephants.
Established in 2003 as a traditional mahout village, the elephant camp works alongside the GTAEF to perform street rescues, provide employment and a comfortable lifestyle for its elephant residents and their entire mahout families. To date,the camp has rescued more than 50 elephants and now supports more than 20 elephants and 50 people.
Working with their mahouts,or handlers, Nissa oversees the care and wellbeing of all the elephants living at the GTAEF. She ensures that they receive proper nutrition and medical attention,whilst the animals enjoy a cres of land to roam, play,and forage.
“Guests get the chance to witness the playful personality and character of these beautiful animals that I see everyday, and we hope they’ll go home with a better understanding of what we are doing here at the foundation”, sais Dr. Nissa.