Nong P is Auang’s half-sister. Before joining her family at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary, she spent time at two riding camps.
She is the mother of 5 children, which is quite impressive once you learn that elephant pregnancies often last for 2 years! Mea-Boon-Me spent her early life being forced to work in a Mae Hong Son logging camp, before working at 7 different North Thailand riding camps.
Chom-Poo is the mother of Ya-Ya, her only child. She has had a varied work history, including five separate riding camps, and a stint living at Chiang Mai Zoo.
Mae-Chan-Sri has two children, Nong-Ying and Nong-Pee, who resides at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary Camp 2. Before finding refuge at the Sanctuary, Mae-Chan-Sri previously worked at five different elephant camps throughout Northern Thailand.
Nong-Ying first worked in Lampang Province, and was later sold to three successive riding camps, before finding a loving home at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.
After working for several riding camps, Ya-Ya was rescued and transferred to the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary. Ya-Ya’s mother Chom-Poo also lives at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary.