Project Description


Age: 25+
Arrival at WFFT: 24th July 2015 from a trekking camp in Kanchanaburi
Working History: Trekking
Mother and daughter were rescued after a very generous donation by Joan and her friends (again!).We were informed by an elephant camp that mother and baby would soon be separated from each other as the baby was “for sale”, and as the baby “Princess” was only 8 months old, it was unacceptable for Joan and her Sydney group of friends to let this happen. A very generous donation towards the rescue was made and we decided to move both elephants, mother and daughter, to the WFFT elephant refuge. Little Pin will now never know the life of a working elephant, and never be separated from her mother like her siblings.
Temperament: Pun is very protective, Pin is curious about everything
Distinguishing physical features :

  • Apple is very tall
  • Apple has many pink markings on her ears and trunk
  • Still young, so not as sunken head like other elephants at EREC
  • Pin- our only baby! Can’t mistake her.

Characteristics: The bond between mother and calf is obvious. They are never more than a few meters away from each other. Pin is slowly becoming more confident, and is walking further way from mum to explore little parts of the enclosure before running back under mums belly.

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Apple’s Story

September 2017

Here is the Elefly!

By | September 17th, 2017|

Here is the Elefly! A new species of elephant butterfly all wings spread out. (And if any of you are confused about this new species, it is in fact just Pun flapping her [...]

February 2017

Enrichment time for the ele’s

By | February 28th, 2017|

Here are some images from our latest ele tyre toy enrichments. Hours of fun was had when the new toy was given to Pin's herd, squeaks, rumbles, kicks and lots of trumpets galore.

A Helping Hand (Trunk) for little Pin

By | February 24th, 2017|

As Pin explores her new enclosure she is under the close watch of her doting aunties, La ong Dao and Keaw Petch, and mother Pun. The new lake within the enclosure is considerably larger than [...]

WFFT’s Newest Elephant Enclosure

By | February 14th, 2017|

The latest new enclosure for elephants has just been completed at the WFFT Elephant Refuge - Thailand. We have created a new large area for Pin’s herd, tripling the size of their current habitat. Pin [...]

November 2016

Happy 2nd Birthday to our Special Little Princess

By | November 13th, 2016|

We held a birthday party for little Pin yesterday as she reached two years old. Here are some images of the celebrations with her mother Pun, and aunties Kaew Petch and La Ong Dao. Here’s [...]

June 2016

Our Little Elephant Family

By | June 29th, 2016|

Take a look at our little family of elephants, Pin and mummy Pun, and aunties La Ong Dao and Kaew Petch having fun exploring the neighboring enclosure while we plant new large trees within their [...]

November 2015

Happy 1st Birthday Princess!!!

By | November 14th, 2015|

Today we celebrated baby Princesses (Pin's) 1st birthday with a festivity of balloons, mountains of fresh fruit and an expertly carved bamboo birthday cake. Pin, her mother Pun and her two ever attentive aunties; Kaew [...]

October 2015

WFFT Elephant Herd Update

By | October 4th, 2015|

Baby Pin and mum Pun are spending more and more time in the grassland areas of the WFFT Elephant Refuge with some of the other adult female elephants. Pin is particularly excited about the presence [...]

September 2015

Elephants Big Day Out

By | September 21st, 2015|

Yesterday baby Pin, along with Mum Pun, were introduced to some of our other adult female elephants with the aim of creating a new family for Pin. Dao Rueng, Boon Chuey, Kaew Petch and our [...]

July 2015

Arrival of Princess and her mother Apple

By | July 24th, 2015|

On Friday, July 24th staff and volunteers at WFFT welcomed Apple and Princess! Mother and daughter were rescued after a very generous donation by Joan and her friends (again!). We were informed by an elephant [...]