Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Depressed Elephant Was Too Sad To Live, Until She Met A Friend.

Then one day, something changed within her, which was a huge relief to the caretakers at the sanctuary.

She started adjusting to her new surroundings and made friends with one of the elephants. Luckily, her keepers were able to witness and capture this moment. In these photos, another elephant, Dok Gaew, could be seen with her trunk wrapped around Baan. Dok, who's a 60-year-old elephant, had come to the sanctuary in similar conditions as Baan had.

Then one day, something changed within her, which was a huge relief to the caretakers at the sanctuary.

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary / Facebook

According to the keepers, Dok Gaew was also seriously ill and injured when she first came in.

Dok was initially too weak to be moved to the sanctuary and needed emergency veterinary assistance before she could be rescued. Both Dok and Baan had a tough journey, but are now flourishing in their new, free and safe environment.

According to the keepers, Dok Gaew was also seriously ill and injured when she first came in.

Phuket Elephant Sanctuary / Facebook

Baan Yen is now becoming more and more confident and loves spending time bathing in the lagoon.

While there are days when she is all happy, throwing mud and bathing, there are times when she just leans her head against a tree and appears exhausted. But Kannika, Madee and Dok, her fellow elephants, make sure she feels protected.

Baan Yen is now becoming more and more confident and loves spending time bathing in the lagoon.

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