Born and bred in captivity, Cherry was first put to work at a huge hotel as an entertainment elephant. Cherry later moved to a riding camp at Cherng Talay where she was put to work, carry people, for the next few years after that. For the next 10 years, Cherry would spend her time moving from various riding camps from the Big Buddha to Chalong until she was rescued by the sanctuary.
Cherry suffers from cataracts and can be observed with a white cloud around both her eyes. Cherry also has long nipples from years of self stimulation (a by-product of the lack of stimulation that captive elephants suffer from).
At the sanctuary, Cherry now spends her time with her bestfriends, Kiao Ta and Dok Khun, who protect her and guide her in her daily life.