Watch Adorable Rescue Elephants Bathe and Play on This Hotel's Daily Livestream
Adorable animals have a way of always managing to cheer us up, even during uncertain times.
Since the outbreak of coronavirus has sent many people across the world into self-quarantine (or full lockdown), many places like zoos and aquariums are stepping in to provide entertainment and education via livestreams and online tours.
For example, the Shedd Aquarium continues to post videos of its penguins discovering other exhibits while visitors are away and the Georgia Aquarium even teamed up with the local Humane Society to give two puppies a magical day meeting fish friends.
And now, the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort (GTAEF) is providing some wholesome entertainment with livestreams of their elephant residents on social media. The Elephant Camp, in particular, is Anantara’s charitable organization, set up in 2006 to rescue elephants from cities in Thailand.
“Usually on any given day the GTAEF will be offering inspirational and educational experiences with its friendly herd of gentle giants,” it says on the GTAEF website. “Since guests are not able to travel to the resort during this period of global uncertainty, the GTAEF is arranging twice-daily [livestreams] so guests can see the elephants playing and engaging in their daily routines from wherever they are in the world.”
The GTAEF released a PSA on Facebook, announcing their twice-daily live streams in an effort to help provide a positive experience amidst the barrage of bad news that everyone is getting in the wake of coronavirus.
The livestreams are scheduled for 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Thai time, every day. In addition, the GTAEF will be releasing bite-sized video content using the hashtag #AnantaraEscapism to inspire and entertain people who are overwhelmed by the current crisis.
April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, so Anantara will be celebrating with streams of the elephants enjoying their bath time in the Golden Triangle, in Thailand.