A girl has to have her toys!!!
Wildlife Friends for Thailand [WFFT] wonderful and dedicated volunteers have been incredibly busy fixing up and refurbishing the elephant enclosures as a little rain has begun to fall and and grace the grounds with a sprinkling of green. Hours of baking sun is allowing the freshly reforested trees to flourish and the concrete to set, making way for a more exciting home for WFFT rescued residents!
Most notably and clearly a new favourite with Jele, one of the older rescued elephants is her deep tube feeder. Easily constructed with a concrete pipe, lots of shovels, cement and a few pebbles for decoration, these new enrichment toys encourage the elephants to dig and stretch their trucks down into the space for a food reward. Jele has been observed testing these feeders, detecting the scents of the fruits hidden within, intelligently measuring the exercise that needs to be completed in order to gain the food before her and then continuing to spend long moments exploring these new food providers.
Traditional grass feeders have also been erected throughout Jele’s enclosure; emulating a normal grass plantation however making the grasping of
the leaves much harder and therefore challenging for the elephants. WFFT aspires to enhance the lives of their elephants on a daily basis and provide them with an entertaining and close to natural environment which encourages wild behaviour. Look at Jele doing just that!