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Wildlife Friends Foundation Update

Boonmee meets Rung Thip

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The newly rescued Rung Thip got our Boonmee very curious. As we traditionnally introduce the new girl on her second day to another of our rescued old ladies, Rung Thip got to spend a bit of time with Boonmee, who - for once - showed a real interest for her visitor, following her around the enclosure, visibly very inquisitive.

We hope in the future to continue introductions for Boonmee and Rung Thip to become good friends, we are waiting for Rung Thip to gain confidence in her new life of freedom.

There is now hope for Boonmee, usually solitary, to make friends.

Boon Chuey & Dao Rueng

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Finally some good rain!

Used to their daily bathing routine, Boon Chuey and Dao Rueng can now get a swim in fresh water as a few consecutive days of rain nicely filled up their lake.

Everyday around lunch time, they both go for a good half-an-hour bath, splashing and diving together, visibly enjoying their time in the water.

The rain has also made their whole enclosure very lush and green, encouraging the two inseparable friends to graze around.

La Ong Dao & Kaew Petch

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Goodbye Panda-face.

Getting used to mud-bathing, foraging in the bushes and rubbing her skin on trees, former panda-face La Ong Dao now looks like a real wild elephant, her special markings hidden under layers of dust she naturally throws all over her body. No need to remain clean and pretty for trekking anymore, she opted for more “nature” style.

Skinny Kaew Petch also has showed quite a make-over in the last few months, visibly gaining more weight. A real pleasure to see the transformations in those two ladies, WFFT is doing them real good.

Khan Kluey & Somboon

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Started in January, Khan Kluey’s new enclosure is soon to be finished. The construction staff is currently working on the last enrichments for the young boy to play with.

WFFT teams are getting ready to move Khan Kluey and Somboon in the end of June, giving them the chance to enjoy that whole new home together.

Pai Lin

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Due to recent Rung Thip’s rescue, Pai Lin moved permanently to the Elephant Sanctuary, leaving her centre enclosure for the new girl to acclimate herself to her newly acquired freedom.

This gives the opportunity to our old girl to explore around the Elephant Sanctuary, grazing in the grassy fields and swimming in one of our large lakes.

Pai Lin also is exploring the forest out and around the Sanctuary on her daily walks.

See Puak, Namphon & Duenphen

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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.

New Arrivals

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Rung Thip has finally retire from 25 years of trek in different camps in Pattaya. She is approximatively 55 years old and suffers from arthritis, making impossible for her to bend one of her front legs without a lot of pain.

For this reason, she is very slow in each and every movement and rather spend hours rubbing her skin on a big tree than going an the daily walk, leaving the volunteers to the contemplation of her funny scratching routine.

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Khao Khun is in Laos Zoo since few years, a governmental institution soon to be transformed with the help of WFFT into the first ever wildlife rescue centre in Laos PDR.

She is approximatively 50 years old and has spent most of her life in zoos or trekking camp caring visitors on her back. She is very gentle, relatively small in size and loves to spend hours grazing in her enclosure. She is the only asian elephant in the newly open Laos Wildlife Rescue Centre but we hope to be able to rescue others for Khao Khun to make friends.

Rung Thip has finally retire from 25 years of trek in different camps in Pattaya. She is approximatively 55 years old and suffers from arthritis, making impossible for her to bend one of her front legs without a lot of pain.

For this reason, she is very slow in each and every movement and rather spend hours rubbing her skin on a big tree than going an the daily walk, leaving the volunteers to the contemplation of her funny scratching routine.

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