Project Description

See Puak

See Puak (meaning albino in Thai language)
Age : 55+
Arrival at WFFT :
Working History : Logging, Trekking
See Puak is over 55 years old, having been captured from the wild at around 10 years of age, which
at the time was not unusual, although still illegal. Prior to arriving at WFFT, she spent the previous 23 years of her life with the same owner, working mainly at an elephant camp entertaining tourists with tricks. Knowing how easy See Puak was to ‘train’, thanks to her love of food, her owner also put her to work in the film industry, and See Puak featured in several movies over the years. It was obvious to the rescue team that See Puak’s love of food hadn’t diminished over time, with it being very easy to lead the elephant onto the truck, which was to bring her home to WFFT, with a few bananas.
Temperament : Matriarch of WFFT, dominant, food orientated.
Distinguishing physical features :

  • Large head for body
  • Scared body
  • Less torn ears than Namphon – White tail hairs

Characteristics :
See Puak is a very sprightly elephant! She is welcoming of human attention and likes to follow volunteers and staff up and down the side of her enclosure. She loves to go on walks (she is very fast!) to the forest where she can forage. She also likes to swim in the lake in her enclosure. She LOVES food and too much is never enough!

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Seepuak’s Story

April 2017

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 [...]

June 2016

WFFT Elephants Wild Enclosure – Nam Phon, See Puak and Duen Phen

By | June 26th, 2016|

Check out these wonderful images of some of our rescued pachyderm residents, Duen Phen, Nam Fon, and See Puak. They spend their days and nights chain free doing what they want to do, roming their [...]

April 2016

Today Marks 5 Years Since See Puak’s Rescue!!!

By | April 22nd, 2016|

See Puak's previous home prior to rescue Today Marks 5 Years Since See Puak’s Rescue!!! See Puak spent many years being used in tourist camps and also starred in numerous movies prior to being rescued. [...]

Today Marks 5 Years Since See Puak’s Rescue!!!

By | April 22nd, 2016|

Photos - See Puak enjoying life at WFFT Today Marks 5 Years Since See Puak’s Rescue!!! See Puak spent many years being used in tourist camps and also starred in numerous movies prior to being [...]

January 2014

Opening Ceremony WFFT Elephant Wild Enclosure

By | January 18th, 2014|

Elephants getting their own forest!. Our Elephant Wild Enclosure has been officially opened; 5 hectares of forest for some of our rescued elephants to freely roam in. The main donors from Australia; Joan Pearson & [...]

April 2011

See Puak the Elephant is Rescued

By | April 22nd, 2011|

Late last night, female elephant See Puak finally arrived at the WFFT Elephant Refuge & Education Centre, after a 12 hour drive from the elephant camp in Surin which she was rescued from. Thanks to [...]