Video: Adorable Baby Elephant Loves to Cuddle People

By Giuliana Manca, Epoch Times
April 1, 2016 Updated: April 4, 2016

This baby elephant is the ultimate cuddle monster. 

Patara Elephant Farm in Chiangmai, Thailand provides visitors with the experience of taking care of and owning an elephant.

In a video uploaded to the farm’s Facebook page on March 12, Nampuu the baby elephant, smothers people with his little body, cuddling he almost smothers them with his love. 

In their specialized “Elephant Owner for a Day” program, visitors to Patara Elephant Farm “are trained to approach your elephant correctly, know the elephant’s temperament, feed and check its health, learn about and take care of your own elephant, bathe and brush it in the river, learn how to ride on its neck, and communicate through different spoken commands.”

While controversial bare-back riding excursions are offered at Patara Elephant Farm, the center focuses on educating visitors about the responsibilities involved in caring for and meaningfully and positively interacting with elephants. The farm desires to promote “ethical and meaningful tourism.”