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UPDATE ON BAAN YEN
Baan Yen is in her 50's and she is such a sweet gentle soul. We rescued her on 14th Dec 2016 and over the last few weeks, she has developed a firm and beautiful friendship with Kannika and Madee, spending their days together along with Dok Gaew.
We are, however, still worried about Baan Yen as she has a deep sadness and depression of which we are monitoring carefully. She is eating and drinking relatively well, her bowels are good, some days she is happy throwing mud on herself and bathing, but other days, she leans her head against a tree, closes her eyes, and appears exhausted.
Whilst we can't expect our new elephants to suddenly adapt to sanctuary life after decades of hard work, we do hope with time, and also with the help of our other elephants, that she will begin to put her worries behind her.
Baan Yen's mahout, Rasee, who previously worked at Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, is very compassionate and understanding with her. If she appears in her own world or wants to stand further away from the others, he leaves her be. She takes her time and then will walk towards Kannika and Madee and continue grazing, often even rumbling.
Whilst Dok Gaew has settled in and her physical wounds are healing well, both our blind elephant Gaew Ta and Baan Yen need time, a lot of time, and we have all the time in the world whilst they slowly heal. 📸 @damiansanchezphoto
From all of us at Phuket Elephant Sanctuary, we wish you a great weekend ahead!
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