Cute Video of Elephant Pushing Away Visitors So Her Caretaker Can Sing a Lullaby for Her Baby
Lek Chailert is Faa Mai’s human caretaker seen in the clip
Initially, Lek Chailert was surprised why Faa Mai was behaving in such a strange manner. She explained: “While I was meeting with visitors, Faa Mai suddenly intruded on our talk with clear intent. She pushed me along out into the field, directing me somewhere, and I wondered what it was that she really wanted. Finally, Faa Mai took me to see the little Thong Ae, whom she wants to adopt as her own. In the end, it seems as if Faa Mai wanted me to lullaby her little friend, as she is so fond when I sing a lullaby to her. It is so beautiful to see my little girl who has such a heart of care. I am so proud of this girl!”
Faa Mai was the first baby born in Elephant Nature Park, ENP
When Faa Mai was born in 2009, she was 17 years old. She was a calf born to an ENP mother and her father is the first of her kind and was given the name Faa Mai which means ’a new day’. However, the center is a sanctuary for elephants and in no way, shape, or form subject Faa Mai to torturous training. No day of her life will be spent working. For the remainder of her life, she will be part of a matriarchal family with her mother, big sister, and adopted big sister. Faa Mai is also a junior nanny to Dok Mai and Dok Rak to other adoptive baby elephants living in the sanctuary. She is the ENP’s spoiled princess, confident and a little stubborn at times.
Lek Chailert and Faa Mai have a very strong bond
There is a reason why Lek Chailert and Faa Mai have formed such a strong relationship. Lek has been taking care of Faa Mai since she was born. Elephants are one of the most social animals in the animal kingdom. They form close ties with those that they have grown up with.