Humble High School student travels to Thailand to save elephants

This summer, Lydia De Leon, 17, of Humble, spent two weeks in Thailand learning about Thai culture and volunteering with rescued elephants. (HCN)

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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