Touching Moments The Elephant Pushes Visitors Away So Her Caretaker Can Sing A Lullaby To Her Baby
A strong bond between a human and an animal is always a truly wonderful thing to witness. It’s even more fascinating to witness a human forming a bond with an animal that’s not considered to be your usual pet. For example, with a lion. Or a panther. Or… an elephant!
There’s an adorable video going around on YouTube capturing a woman having an unexplainably deep bond with the largest land animal in the world. This whole thing took place at Elephant Nature Park, which is located in Chiang Mai province, Northern Thailand. Elephant Nature Park is an elephant rescue and rehabilitation center whose main goal is to rescue ᴅɪsᴛʀᴇssᴇᴅ elephants and provide a sanctuary to them.
The video captures a persistent elephant trying to get her caretaker Lek Chailert to sing a lullaby to her small friend
“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!” the caretaker Lek Chailert
In the beginning, you can see Faa Mai trying to gently push everyone away. At first, the caretaker Lek Chailert seems quite confused as to why the elephant is behaving like that.
Turns out, Lek Chailert has been taking care of Faa Mai ever since she was born and that’s the reason why they’ve managed to form such a strong bond. You can see Faa Mai pulling her caretaker towards the baby elephant with her trunk wrapped around her waist.
Apparently, when another young elephant was ʀᴇsᴄᴜᴇᴅ by the nature park, Faa Mai decided to “adopt” the little cutie and give her the same amount of love that she received from her caretaker Lek Chailert. Faa Mai is the very first calf who was born at the park, and the people who take care of these gentle giants here witnessed the birth of an elephant here for the first time. The nature park is a wonderful place for the elephants to roam around and be free, instead of being used play-toys for tourists or work for humans, as is seen in other parts of Thailand.
The non-profit organization, which is known for rescuing and rehabilitating elephants held in captivity, wrote about Faa Mai being one of the lucky elephants not sᴜʙᴊᴇᴄᴛᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴀɴɪᴍᴀʟ ᴄʀᴜᴇʟᴛʏ in the country. Faa Mai will never sᴜFFᴇʀ ᴄʀᴜᴇʟ ᴛᴏʀᴛᴜʀᴇ training. She will never work a day in her life… She is the pampered princess of the ENP, confident and sometimes a bit stubborn. Since the time Faa Mai was born in 2009, she has bonded closely with Sangdeaun Lek Chailert, the founder of Save Elephant Foundation. Lek Chailert, who is like a human mother to Faa Mai, has shared many heartwarming moments with the elephant over the years. The foundation also shared a beautiful video from a few years ago where Lek Chailert is singing a lullaby to Faa Mai and serenading the elephant to sleep.