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.
Mae-Boon-Sri has not had an easy life. In her early years, she worked as a logger at a logging camp, until being sold to elephant shows, first at Mae Taman, and then in the Mae Taeng District. Her final job before finding happiness at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary was at a riding camp. Mae-Boon-Sri has had three children, though only the third survives (and is unfortunately forced to work at a riding camp). At 2 years old, her firstborn son was stabbed by the tusk of another elephant, and died as a consequence of being refused medical treatment. Her second child died after eating a poisonous plant from a local farm.
Kampo came to us from Bodo special tours where he worked as a trekking elephant.
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.