I did a lot of research in Laos to find the perfect elephant sanctuary. I finally found one that rescued lodging elephants and rehabilitated them. They raised money for elephant research and to expand their beautiful forest habitat to rescue more. I really loved my elephant. She had a sense of humor and was cheeky as anything. I sat on the nape of her neck and she really took me for a ride, reaching down towards the ground to eat leaves and even jumping up to reach trees.