Meet one of the elephants you’ve helped in Thailand
Meet Mr Moo, a stunning male elephant in his fifties lives at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) in Thailand.
Mr Moo has perfectly symmetrical ears, sensitive eyes, and a muscular body from 16 years of working in the logging industry.
He retired to BLES, one of the elephant-friendly venues you help support, in 2015. Now, Mr Moo is free to roam across 750 acres of lush, forested land and forage in the mature banana plantations for food.
Mr Moo can often be found climbing the hillsides as he seems to enjoy a good view of the other elephants while he munches on grasses and vines.
Sadly, he became really unwell in early February – refusing food and water. Then he became unable to move. It really was touch and go. After close observation, Dr Sak, the Vet, was called to administer pain relief and fluids.
After two days of discomfort Mr Moo did a giant poo and made a miraculous recovery! By the following day was back to grazing grass in the sunshine.
Image credit: Katherine Connor of Boon Lott Elephant Sanctuary
You’ve helped BLES continue to provide excellent care for Mr Moo and the other elephants during the coronavirus pandemic, as the halt in international tourism led to a decline in their income. Thank you!
You’ve also previously helped BLES to build two large night-enclosures, which stops the elephants from wandering onto neighbouring farmland at night.
BLES was founded by Katherine Connor in 2007 in loving memory of the baby elephant, Boon Lott. The genuine sanctuary is a safe, peaceful place for rescued and retired elephants who have suffered abuse.