This is one of our handsome boys, Plai Bang which means ‘boy elephant’ in Thai. At the tender age of two, he was separated from his mother and was walked up and down a hotel beach to have his photograph taken with tourists. He is now 27 years old and has the most spectacular tusks that cross at the end.
By the time he reached six years old, he was too big to be 'cute' for photographs and was moved to a riding camp where he would spend his days carrying heavy chairs and tourists. He learned how to beg for more food and developed a little 'chirp' which he still uses today.
As teenagers, male elephants go through musth, which is the equivalent of puberty in humans. They can become quite aggressive, often for many months. One day Plai Bang challenged other elephants and got into a horrible fight, where he hurt two of his friends. This behaviour led him to be chained up for five years and become more unpredictable, depressed and unhappy.
Maew and the team at the Samui Elephant Haven decided that they would try and help him. His new mahout is very patient and calm with Plai Bang.
A couple of days ago, the team let Plai Bang have a good wander around and swim in the pool. His booming trumpets were of complete joy. We plan to build this beautiful boy a large enclosure so that he has space to roam and a pool in which to play.
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, just to feel a few things twice🌏🇹🇭 .
Genau vor einem Jahr ging meine kleine Weltreise los. Ich frag mich wirklich wo die Zeit geblieben ist, das Jahr ist in 78 Tagen schon wieder vorbei!😳 Ich habe mir überlegt einfach ein paar Bilder meiner Reise nochmal zu posten oder auch welche die ich eben noch nie gepostet habe! .
Wer mir damals noch nicht gefolgt ist kann gerne meine ganzen Story highlights dazu durchstöbern. Ich habe euch auch zu jedem Land Tipps zusammen gefasst, die wirklich sehr nützlich sein können!😚🌏 .
Meine nächste Reise wird wahrscheinlich im März sein, es geht wieder etwas weiter weg allerdings nicht länger als 2 Wochen! Ich hoffe so sehr dass das alles klappt!❤️🙏🏼 .
Mon’s first time holding freestyle for a student since his injury! 🤩🙌 Video captured during yesterday afternoon’s Muay Thai session by Holly @hollywoood77. Student in the video ➡️ Freja @frejablondie
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“I’m Perm Poon, and I am a big two! Aom is my mummy, and we spend all of our time together. She is very protective of me, so I can’t go and play with the bigger babies. I hope one day when I am more growed up; I can. It looks like they have lot’s of fun together. I am naughty. I still suckle milk from my mum and sometimes I suck on my trunk – just like a baby human sucks on their thumb.
من أجمل الشواطئ التي زرتها في خليج تايلاند هذا الشاطئ في مدينة ( بانغ سان ) و القريبة الى بتايا .
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⏰ الحساب برعاية : الفكس السحري بواتونج @buathong_ae .
. . #منشن ربعك اذا عجبك المقطع ☝️👍
리조트 안에서 모든 걸 다 즐길 수있었던 리조트
보통은 얼마안가서 심심한데 여긴 금토 모두 이벤트가 있어서 시간 가는 줄 몰랐다.
매니저분 컨시어지분도 다들 넘 세심하게 챙겨주심ㅎ
잊을 수없는 밤ㅎ 허니문불가리보다 여기가 더 재밌음 ㅎ 여기 일본인들 특히 여기서 많이 본 편 다른데선 거의 중국사람 한국사람 대부분인데 일본인들보니 낯설고신기했음 외국서 거의 못본터라.. #부부의길은멀고도험난#화해샷#kohsamui#thailand
We've enjoyed every minute we spent in Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui. Even the most exotic hotels and resorts I 've been a bit bored after a while. But this place in Koh Samui is truely exhilarating.....