Nong-Mai-Noii first worked in an elephant show. Following a brief retirement, she found her home at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Nong Mai Noii gave birth to a son named Pituk in 2014.
Pituk’s birth resulted in his mother being unable to walk. Because of this, she was retired from the elephant camp at which she worked.
Before she came to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, Boon-Ja was forced to work hard in at least 4 riding camps in various North Thailand regions.
After being sold and working at two further camps, he found the refuge of Elephant Jungle Sanctuary alongside his mother.
Ni-Na had a tragic start to life. Her mother, Mae-Ja-Po, passed away while Ni-Na was very young – The result of eating some toxic grass. Following this, Ni-Na stayed with, and was raised by her aunt. She previously lived at 2 riding camps.
She was sold to and worked at three consecutive elephant riding camps before being rescued by Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Mae-Chan-Daeng gave birth to her first child at the end of 2013.
She spent her early life at an elephant camp, but has fortunately been able to accompany her mother to Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.
Nong P is Auang’s half-sister. Before joining her family at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, she spent time at two riding camps.