This afternoon while walking up to eat dinner, several of us noticed Kamkaew in the bushes paired with lot of commotion. None of us could figure out what was going on until we walked a little further.. A big truck was idling at the top of the hill and all the pieces fell together.
Collecting banana trees is my least favorite task at ElephantsWorld. Every day, we must drive to one of the local farms to load 1000’s of pounds of banana trees into the truck for the elephants to eat.
Today is Thanksgiving, and I’m in Thailand. There has been no mention of turkey or pilgrims, no festive plates, and the smell of holiday candles with dumb names like “Season of a Peace” or “Winter Fig” are missing from the air.
This afternoon the new elephant was brought to ElephantsWorld!! Her name is Dao Lyng and she’s 40 years old.
This morning I was asked to go with several mahouts to a nearby trekking camp in order to look at a new elephant that might be donated to ElephantsWorld.
Look mom!! I’m doing my own laundry 🙂
In the river.. which means that everything will be dirty when I get home, so I’ll be coming over soon.
KamKaew is the second youngest elephant (10 years old) and she’s one of my favorites at the sanctuary.
One if her legs is shorter than the others, and it’s the cutest thing ever to watch her wobble around the camp.
On Wednesday, 2 of the volunteers and I were given a day off (after many hours of begging), so we decided to check out the famous Erawan Falls. Only 2 hours away by bus.
Erawan is a national park with its main attraction being a 7 tiered waterfall that hundreds of tourists flock to see every day.
Elephants lose and regrow their teeth six times throughout their life. At around 65 years old their last set falls out, in turn, causing them to lose ability to chew hard food. In the wild, the natural way for many elephants to die is through starvation.