La Ong Dao
La Ong Dao (meaning Shooting star)
Age : 50+
Arrival at WFFT : 1st November 2014 from a small elephant camp in Pattaya, the same camp Kaew Petch was rescued from.
Working History : Logging, Trekking.
She was used in the tourism industry to allow tourists visiting Thailand the chance to ride elephants. Although La Ong Dao is a healthy elephant, she was worked to the point of exhaustion carrying tourists day in day out on her back in the blistering thai sun.
Temperament : Gentle, friendly.
Distinguishing physical features :
- Very distinct pink pigment markings on her face, trunk and ears – These marks surround her eyes and trunk leaving the dark skin of the eyelids to portrait Panda Eyes- nicknamed ‘Panda’
- Missing bottom section of her tail
- Very healthy, rotund elephant
La Ong Dao is a very friendly elephant who is quick to make friends amongst the other elephants at WFFT. Approaching most of the elephants to interact and communicate, La Ong Dao has found a friend in our recently rescued elephant KaewPetch and is now able to live with a friend. From day one, it was apparent that La Ong Dao had a love for swimming. On her first trip to the lake she entered on her own where she tumbled and turned in the water, splashing and spraying herself happily.
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La Ong Dao’s Story
Our November 2014 elephant rescue is about “La Ong Dao”, a 55 year old elephant that was rescued from an elephant camp in Pattaya, Thailand. La Ong Dao has worked in tourism for the last [...]