Mae Boonpee is your elephant for the day. She lives with her 1-year-old baby in the forest outside of Chiangmai Thailand at Patara Elephant Farm, whose mission is to support the rescue, recovery, reproduction, and reintroduction of these friendly, funny, powerful mammoths.
The baby has his own priorities. He is enthusiastically digging with his trunk into a pile of his mother’s fresh dung, dollops of which he tries to get into his mouth with his unpracticed little trunk. The trainer explains to you that the mother’s waste provides babies with some of their earliest and most nutritious solid food.
Just wrap your arms around her neck and hold on tight!
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