Khum Min the elephant set free (see the chains removed)

  • Published on:  Sunday, November 28, 2010
  • Filmed in July, 2010 in Northern Thailand. I was part of a group who walked an elephant called Khum Min from a life of work (trekking) to a life of freedom (with a mahout/minder), where he will live as part of a herd in the jungle around a remote Karen hilltribe village. The hope is that by providing these eles with a safe, happy herd environment, breeding will take place.

    Asian Elephants are an endangered species due to habitat loss and poaching. There are between 41,410 and 52,345 left in the wild. If you'd like to support the protection and conservation of Asian elephants, please donate to the reputable non-profit organisations 'Elephants in Crisis': or 'Elephant Voices':

    Hope you enjoy this precious moment as much as I did!

    This elephant release was part of the documentary 'Journey to Freedom' by award winning film maker Martin Guinness. Trailer can be viewed here: