Founder of Mae Sa Elephant Camp Passes

 | Thu 28 Feb 2019 13:04 ICT

CityNews – The founder of Mae Sa elephant camp has died at the age of 79.

Choochart Kalmapijit, the founder of the first elephant camp in Chiang Mai which is now the largest camp in the northern Thailand has died from leukemia. His body was kept at the St. Nicholas Church in Mae Ram, Mae Rim District, for a month. Today, February 27th, a funeral service is held for the burial. The funeral was attended by military officers and many local people, with elephants leading the parade. He is considered a great benefactor to the Mae Sa area, his camp providing job opportunities for hundreds of villagers over the years. body will buried at the cemetery near the camp.