Whenever she can, Lek Chailert, founder of Elephant Nature Park, sings a lullaby to Faa Mai, who was born at the park and thinks that Lek is her human mummy. From what I gather, the flapping of the rag resembles the flapping of a mother elephant’s ears or tail.
Check it out HERE
Faa Mai being told off for stealing food.
Yeah well, I tried eating people, but it just didn’t agree with my digestive system…
Most of us humans have at least a small fascination with elephants. And most of us know that forest-dwelling elephants need forests. I bet what a lot of people don’t know is that forests need elephants.
Due to their Inefficient Digestive Systems (IDS) *TM, elephants only digest around 40-something percent of what they eat. The rest gets dumped out the opposite ends of their bodies, if you get my gist. Having personally dealt with this end product, so to speak, I can attest to the fact that the matter that they have put into their chewing ends comes out darned near as fresh as when it went in. In other words, seeds from the plants they have eaten remain pretty much intact and are deposited wherever the elephants go, in nice tidy fertilized packages, ready to grow again. Continue reading
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Here’s a really nice short film on Elephant Nature Park and the other projects Lek Chailert has put into place in South East Asia. Take a look – it’s very inspiring.
A Journey with 4 Legs (Save Elephant Foundation)
One of the beautiful eles at Elephant Nature Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
A fantastic write-up, with photos, about Elephant Nature Park and one person’s experience there.
How to Mend and Elephant
Lek Chailert, founder of Elephant Nature Park – she gets to many places and helps many other beings. An awesome woman!