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

December 2017

Can we give these Friends, Freedom Together Forever…?

By | December 1st, 2017|

Can we give these Friends, Freedom Together Forever…? We need your help once again to save some elephants from a life in chains. We have discovered two female elephants in need of rescue from a [...]

November 2017

Rain with chance of Elephant Poo!

By | November 21st, 2017|

Earlier this week, the WFFT Elephant Refuge staff and volunteers conducted a big clean up of Khan Kluey and Som Boon's enclosure.Khan Kluey is our only bull elephant and is very playful. He loves to [...]

Gan Da’s First Few Days at WFFT!!!

By | November 13th, 2017|

The beautiful Gan Da has has a fantastic first fews days settling into her new life at the WFFT Elephant Refuge. Take a look at how she is enjoying her new life at WFFT's Project 4. [...]

*Competition Time* We Need Your Help in Naming WFFT’s Project 4

By | November 12th, 2017|

*Competition Time* We Need Your Help in Naming WFFT's Project 4. Here are some photographs of the progress at WFFT's biggest project yet 'Project 4'. We are searching for the perfect name for this special [...]

BREAKING NEWS – Gan Da the Elephant joins the Herd

By | November 8th, 2017|

Yesterday we welcomed a very special new resident in the form of ‘Gan Da’ (Darling) the female Asian elephant. Gan Da is approximately 40 years old, she has spent most of her life in the [...]

Pin’s 3rd Birthday Celebrations

By | November 5th, 2017|

Yesterday we celebrated little Pin's 3rd birthday. Joan and Co. from Australia treated all of our ele's with mountains of fresh fruit and vegetables. We managed to make a huge cake out of bananas, water [...]

October 2017

Eye to Eye – Chok Dee

By | October 30th, 2017|

"The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them.” In yours, Chok Dee, we can feel [...]

The Project 4 Old Ladies Crew

By | October 19th, 2017|

Take a look at these special old girls out and about on WFFT's Project 4, our biggest project yet. We were treated to a lovely morning scene as the ladies set out for a day [...]

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 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 [...]