Project Description

Pai Lin

Pai Lin (meaning Gem stone)

Age : 70+
Arrival at WFFT : February 2007 from street begging in various cities.
Working History : Logging, Trekking.
Pai Lin begged on the streets for many years, previously being in the trekking industry. She carried a heavy ‘seat’ with possibly up to six tourists in it (this maltreatment is common in the tourist industry), she had several pressure sores and her spine is visibly deformed, although, thankfully, she does not appear to be in any pain with it.
Temperament : Gentle, sedate, loner, prefers her own company.
Distinguishing physical features :

  • Deformed spine (years of trekking)
  • Very sunken cheeks
  • Large folds of skin, looks like it to three times to big. – Pink on front of face

Her back has old pressure point sore scars and her spine is obviously deformed. The temple domes of her head are particularly pronounced. Compared to the other elephants, she “looks old”.

Characteristics : She is very gentle and sedate and tends to prefer her own company. She likes to go on walks where she can forage and enjoys getting into the lake in her enclosure. She does like her daily showers from the volunteers and also likes to cool herself down by spraying herself all over with the water.

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Pai Lin’s Story

October 2017

Some Exciting Enrichments for the WFFT Elephants!!

By | October 15th, 2017|

Lately, the WFFT Elephant Refuge Volunteers and Staff have been pretty busy bringing some new fun to our pachyderm residents. All around the refuge new enrichments have popped up in elephant enclosures. It's hard hot [...]

A big Happy Hello from 3 of our Ele Residents

By | October 5th, 2017|

A big Happy Hello from 3 of our ele residents at the WFFT Elephant Refuge - Thailand - Duen Phen, Nam Fon and See Puak.

September 2017

Sydney Fundraiser Announcement

By | September 19th, 2017|

It's that time of the year again - our annual Elephant Fundraiser in Sydney will take place next month. Take a look here and see how you can help us help more elephants.

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 [...]

August 2017

Update: Alicia and Malai Ngun

By | August 19th, 2017|

Over the past few weeks, we have been slowly introducing recently rescued elephant Alicia to another rescued ele, Malai Ngun. They have exploring and having lots of fun in the new Project 4 area here [...]

Rest in Peace Rung Thip

By | August 18th, 2017|

Yesterday we said goodbye to Rung Thip. The 57-year-old lady passed away peacefully during the night on Wednesday the 16th of August 2017. She left us unexpectedly after being a little under the weather over [...]

Today we Celebrate #WorldElephantDay

By | August 12th, 2017|

Today we Celebrate #WorldElephantDay: a day dedicated to the preservation and protection of elephants around the world! There are 2 families of elephants: African (African bush elephant and African forest elephant) and Asian (Bornean elephant, [...]

June 2017

Alicia Celebrations

By | June 15th, 2017|

Joan Pearson and a team of long-term supporters who helped us rescue Alicia the elephant visited her for the first time last week. To celebrate this, we prepared special treats for Alicia and her new [...]

May 2017

Chubby Chok Dee WFFT’s newest elephant enclosure

By | May 18th, 2017|

Chubby Chok Dee exploring WFFT's newest elephant enclosure which once completed will be and better than any we have created before. We have secured the land but will need some time and funds to finish [...]

Elephant Alicia — Dust bathing Time

By | May 7th, 2017|

Alicia is loving being able to walk around chain free, having a dust bath as and when she pleases. No more tourists on the old girls back, ever!!!

Update – Alicia meets….

By | May 4th, 2017|

The newest member of the WFFT Herd, Alicia, is settling well. She has began to form friendships with Jele and Wassana. She now has the freedom of walking around day and night chain free, and [...]

April 2017

Update Alicia

By | April 30th, 2017|

Alicia the newest member of the WFFT Herd is adjusting well to her new life at the WFFT Elephant Refuge - Thailand. Take a look at these pictures from her first few days enjoying her [...]

It’s all About Alicia…. As she regains her Freedom

By | April 26th, 2017|

We have secured the freedom of one very special old lady. Yesterday a team of WFFT staff and volunteers headed out on a long journey 100’s of kilometers away from the WFFT Elephant Refuge to [...]

Celebrating Six Years for See Puak!!!

By | April 23rd, 2017|

The glorious rescued elephant See Puak has been with us for 6 years. Check these photos of her yesterday, loving her retirement. See her full profile here http://bit.ly/2p86Asq Help us rescue more like See Puak [...]

Elephant Enviro Enrichment Project – Jele

By | April 14th, 2017|

Over the last few weeks the WFFT Elephant Refuge Team of staff and volunteer have been creating some new exciting environmental enrichments for our rescued elephants including various new feeding areas to keep our old [...]

Pai Lin – 10 Years at WFFT!!!

By | April 11th, 2017|

2017 marks Pai Lin’s 10th year since she was freed from her abusive past. Pai Lin is oldest elephant at WFFT’s Elephant Refuge and has been with longer than any other elephant. Pai Lin begged [...]

March 2017

The Perfectly Precious Pai Lin

By | March 23rd, 2017|

Pai Lin has recently started to again enjoy a swim in the big lake at the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre. Take a look at these pictures from this afternoons swim. Being the oldest elephant at [...]

Dao Rueng and Boon Chuey

By | March 17th, 2017|

Take a look at the delightful Dao Rueng and boisterous Boon Chuey enjoying a dusty dust bath yesterday. See their stories here - Dao Rueng - www.thaielephantrefuge.org/WFFT-Elephants/daorueng/ Boon Chuey - www.thaielephantrefuge.org/WFFT-Elephants/boonchuey/  

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 [...]

January 2017

WFFT Elephant Herd DNA Analysis

By | January 15th, 2017|

This week a team of veterinarians from The Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) and The Department of Livestock Development (DLD) visited the WFFT Elephant Refuge - Thailand to take blood samples [...]

We say farewell to the beloved Nam Phon

By | January 7th, 2017|

Last night our dear old girl Nam Phon passed away at the ripe old age of 65. Born in the wild in the early 1960’s when the world looked very different to elephants, still having [...]

December 2016

Update – Malai Ngun First Few Days at WFFT

By | December 11th, 2016|

Here are some images of recently rescued elephant Malai Ngun’s first few days at the WFFT Elephant Refuge - Thailand. Today marks the first week of the last 50 years of her life that she [...]

BREAKING NEWS – Elderly Elephant Malai Ngun Arrives at the WFFT Elephant Hospital

By | December 4th, 2016|

No more chains, hooks or rides for this old girl. Late yesterday evening we welcomed a new addition to the WFFT elephant herd, Malai Ngun (English - Silver Garland). After almost 65 years being enslaved [...]