This summer, Lydia De Leon, 17, of Humble, spent two weeks in Thailand learning about Thai culture and volunteering with rescued elephants.
Traveling with the Boston-based Loop Abroad, Humble High student De Leon was part of a small team that volunteered directly with rescued elephants at an elephant sanctuary.
The group spent one week at the Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand to work hands-on with the animals and learn about animal rescue and conservation on a larger scale. The Elephant Nature Park is home to over 40 elephants who have been rescued from trekking, logging or forced breeding programs.
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