How elephant spines can become visibly deformed when forced to carry heavy loads of tourists as part of the wildlife entertainment industry.
Sponsor gorgeous Pai Lin – the oldest and first rescued elephant at WFFT.
Pai Lin has had a very tough life. She worked in the logging industry, trekking, and even was forced to beg on the streets for many years. She was the first elephant that WFFT rescued back in 2007. When she arrived, she had several pressure sores and her spine was deformed as a result of carrying up to six tourists on her back at any one time. Elephant trekking is no fun for elephants.
At more than 70 years old, Pai Lin deserves her retirement here at WFFT. She is a gentle lady who prefers her own company, and we respect her wishes. Most days we see her going for a dip in her lake after breakfast and then she slowly spends her days munching in banana trees and leaves, other nutritious foods, going for occasional walks with her mahout if she is in the mood, and flinging mud of herself to keep her skin protected and cool. All done at Pai Lin’s pace.
Feeding the elephants is our biggest food cost, and every gift helps us to keep our animals fed during this pandemic. Please help us to finance the ongoing care Pai Lin needs by becoming her sponsor today. Either for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Sponsor her today and keep this old girl’s belly full: https://www.thaielephantrefuge.org/spons…/sponsor-pai-lin/ or make a general donation towards the care of our rescued elephants – $10 can feed Pai Lin for one day