The “Human Elephant Conflict" exhibition in the Kaeng Krachan elephant park is dedicated to the coexistence of wild elephants and humans in the area of the Kaeng Krachan National Park in Thailand. A range of recreated scenes and information films address the issues and possible solutions.
Again and again conflicts flare up between wild elephants and farmers in Thailand. There is a small farming community cultivating their plots within the Kaeng Krachan National Park. The elephants leave the forest at night and trample the fields. Precious harvests are destroyed. The scenes recreated in the Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park of Zurich Zoo bring the conflict to life, with its partially destroyed farmhouse, an authentic fence and a lookout post. Other exhibits include a smuggling box with real elephant tusks and a paper factory. It is produced out of elephant dung in workshops. On the screen in the underwater view, a documentary is shown on the human-elephant conflict and how Zurich Zoo is involved in the Kaeng Krachan National Park.