Nam Phon (meaning “Rain drop”) Fast Facts:
At WFFT since: October 2013
Age: 50 +
Features: Nam Phon is a very tall elephant, butvery underweight. She has blue eyes and small ears.
Being uncomfortable with water, Nam Phon is not too fond of her showers. She also has no teeth and needs to have her fruits peeled to avoid any discomfort.
Story: Nam Phon had been working as a treking elephant in Surin province for the past 25 years, carrying tourists on her back everyday.
A few months earlier, she developed a severe eye infection that lead her mahout to bring her to WFFT for treatment and care. She was at that point, extremely skinny and malnourished.
Nam Phon was rescued on October 2013 and has been put on an appropriate diet to help her gain the weight she was missing.
Receiving lots of banana trees and fruit, Nam Phon’s condition has improved greatly. She is treated for her eyes infection twice a day with Dexuoph and has now joined another one of our rescued elephant, Duenphen, with whom she gets on with very well.
Update (May 2015):
See Puak, Nam Phon & Duen Phen - The volunteers have been busy creating new enrichments to keep our New Land’s girls entertained and active.
They have been given various types of enrichments such as tyres they love to kick, high hidden feeder bowls to encourage natural browsing behaviours and hay that they enjoy throwing all over themselves.
Update (July 2016):
Old beauties Nam Phon and Jele have been forging a very strong bond over the past few months, they now live together and spend all of their time playing with one another, enjoying their new lives at WFFT.
Some of our rescued pachyderm residents, Duen Phen, Nam Phon, and See Puak in our wild enclosure. These girls spend their days and nights chain free doing what they want to do, roaming their large forested enclosure.
Update (June 2017):
Nam Phon is still happily living in WFFT’s wildest, largest elephant enclosure with her two friends See Puak and Duen Phen. Nam Phon spends her days following closely behind See Puak, the leader of their herd. These two are always exploring their 3 hectares of forest or swimming in their two ponds. Nam Phon love to use her trunk as a snorkel as she plunges completely under water to cool off.
Currently sponsored by:
1. Lorraine Jacobs, WA ($100)
2. Lawnswood Pet Cremation, WA ($100)
3. Julie LaRussa, USA ($100)
4. Kim Ribbink, WA ($200)
5. Sam Dilkes & Troy Cuthbertson, VIC ($100)