The Elephant Village Sanctuary in Luang Prabang gives rescued elephants a safe, new home where they are free from abusive work. Laos was known as the Land of a Million Elephants but the elephant in Laos is now a profoundly endangered species. Some 1000 remain, of which an estimated 500 work in the forest industry harvesting timber. The elephant trainers at the Elephant Village Sanctuary are a dedicated group of individuals. What they do for these elephants everyday is truly inspiring.