When Anderson Cooper recently came out, we saw a big public wave of support and embrace. But what has he been doing after that with his super cute boyfriend Benjamin Maisani? Apparently, they’ve been taking care of elephants in Asia!
They’re both at Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp in Myanmar and they have a noble mission: “Green Hill Valley was founded in 2011 by a family with a history of working with elephants in the Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE). The focus is primarily on providing care for elephants that are no longer fit to work. The family realized that Myanmar elephants working in timber camps were in precarious situation as logging slows down due to a variety of factors. Another reason for starting the GHV camp was the desire to educate and share information with both local residents and foreign visitors.
In 2012, the family managed to hire several disabled elephants from the MTE and a five-year-old male was added in July 2012. Thanks to the income provided by visitors, elephants at GHV can enjoy their full retirement and receive the veterinary care they require.”