Thai Elephant Home was founded by Nayok Satien and is run by the manager, Joe . Guests will soon meet the friendly team, including Joe’s friendly wife and his son Oishi. Thai Elephant Home was something the owner wanted to do for years. He grew up around elephants and as a young man worked as a travelling salesman that allowed him to meet elephants in many inaccessible areas. The communities there soon learned to trust him and to turn to him for help when their elephants were unwell. Learning to administer these elephants medicine increased his love of the animals and he trained at the famous elephant hospital in Lampang, before opening Thai Elephant Home in 2006.