The White Elephants of Thailand with Meg Ryan
Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

The Royal White Elephants
http://www.mahidol.ac.th/thailand/elephant.html
Detailed information about Thailand’s esteemed — and highly coveted — white elephant.

Thai Scientists Plan to Clone Rare White Elephant
http://exn.ca/Stories/1999/01/04/57.asp
Article from Discovery Canada about Thai scientists trying to a clone white elephant that lived more than one hundred years ago.

White Elephants
http://www.crystalinks.com/whitelephants.html
Web page on the history and lore of the white elephant.

Thailand’s Elephants Are in Big Trouble
http://www.smithsonianmag.si.edu/smithsonian/issues98/sep98/thailand.html
Article highlighting the plight of Thailand’s declining elephant population.

Friends Of The Asian Elephant
http://www.elephant.tnet.co.th/index_21.1.html
Web site of an organization dedicated to protecting Thailand’s elephants.

The Thai Elephant — Symbol of a Nation
http://welcome-to.chiangmai-chiangrai.com/elep-thai.htm
Web page detailing the elephant’s role in Thai society.

The Elephant Sancturary
http://www.elephants.com/
Web site of a Tennessee habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered Asian elephants.

Books

Brown, Robert L. GANESH: STUDIES OF AN ASIAN GOD (TANTRIC STUDIES SERIES). New York: State University of New York Press, 1991.

Daniel, J.C. A WEEK WITH ELEPHANTS : PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ASIAN ELEPHANTS. New York: Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1996.

Komar, Vitaly with Mia Fineman and Dave Eggers. WHEN ELEPHANTS PAINT: THE QUEST OF TWO RUSSIAN ARTISTS TO SAVE THE ELEPHANTS OF THAILAND. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, Incorporated, 2000.

Santiapellai, Charles. THE ASIAN ELEPHANT: AN ACTION PLAN FOR ITS CONSERVATION. Washington: Island Press, 1990.

Sukamar, A. ASIAN ELEPHANT: ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT. United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Windham, Jeannette P. THE LAND OF SMILES AND ROYAL WHITE ELEPHANTS. Global Age Publishing / Global Academy Press, 1996.

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