Elephant Reunited With Her Mom

A video shared on YouTube shows the touching reunion of an elephant and her mother at Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park. MeBai was just 3 ½ years old when she was separated from her mother and sold to an elephant riding service for tourists. But because she was too young, she started losing weight and couldn’t do the work. She’s now been retired and is being rehabilitated at the sanctuary through its “Pamper a Pachyderm” program. The sanctuary’s founder, Lek Chailert, tracked down MeBai’s mom, Mae Yui, who was working at another trekking service located nearby. The service agreed to retire Mae Yui, and she had a sweet reunion with her daughter. Mother and daughter will be rehabilitated together at the Elephant Nature Park with the hope of returning them to the wild.


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