Elephants usher in ‘year of the horse’ at Nong Nooch

Friday, 07 February 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 6 By  Patcharapol Panrak

It may be the “year of the horse,” but the elephants at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden did their best to ring in the Chinese New Year.

The garden’s celebration began Jan. 29 with a pachyderm parade as well as the requisite dancing lions and dragons.

Director Kampol Tansajja introduced Yok, 11, and Christmas, 11, to guests. They showed off their skills in drawing, gymnastics and massage while wearing a lion’s head. Two baby elephants wearing smiling grandmother and aunt masks joined actors in a long-drum performance.

The park estimated that the Jan. 31-Feb. 2 holiday would generate 10 million baht in income.

Lions, dragons, elephants and Chinese wise men/women on parade at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden.Lions, dragons, elephants and Chinese wise men/women on parade at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden.

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