Our elephant Thong In
Our elephant Thong In is the strongest thai elephant we have in our herd. He is a 35 years old male animal born in Maehong Son province (North West of Chiang Mai).
Let’s give him speech.
The owner was an old and peaceful man and he and his family took care of this massive elephant as one of them since birth. But one day, after loosing his job, he had to make a really hard decision…sadly he had to sell Thong In! He loved his elephant, but his family was more important and life for everybody is not easy without money!
Unlucky for Thong In the new owner was a cruel guy from Utaradit province who just wanted to take profit and abuse him for work and money.
His life started to be tremendous; his tusks were cut and sold for the ivory, trained to work and after that used for logging in the forest for years until we found him!
Many elephants are still used for logging in this part of Thailand and we are trying our best to rescue them, but of course, without your help it won’t be easy!