Monday, June 04, 2018

Baby Elephant Needs a Lullaby

Faa Mai the elephant grew up at Elephant Nature Park in Thailand, where sanctuary founder Lek Chailet would sing lullabies to her. Years later, the park welcomed a new rescued baby elephant, Thong Ae, and Faa Mai took the youngster under her wing. Now keep track of this: Lek Chailert is the human. She has a lot to do, including showing visitors around the park. That's what she was doing when 9-year-old Faa Mai interrupted her last week.
Faa Mai clearly didn’t care that her friend was busy, and began to playfully push Chailert out into the field, tapping her with her trunk or even wrapping it around her whenever Chailert tried to stop.

“I wondered what it was that she really wanted,” Chailert said.
Chailert knows the pachyderms well, and figured it out. Faa Mai wanted her to sing a lullaby to the baby elephant, just like she did when Faa Mai was young. An elephant never forgets. (via Metafilter)

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