Name meaning: Good merit Arrival date: August 2018 Arrival age: 28 Rescue location: Pattaya History: Boon Dee was rescued from a trekking camp thanks to WFFT supporter, Joan Pearson’s generous support. She was in a terrible state when we met her; half blind, emaciated and covered in abscesses. Her owners cried when they first saw the abuse and neglect she had suffered. They returned her to full health and said they would never let her fall into the wrong hands again. Boon Dee’s owners accompanied her on the journey to WFFT. They cried when they saw where she was going to spend the rest of her life, but this time it was tears of joy.
Boon Dee quickly settled in to her new home at Project 4. During her first walk, she approached Gan Da, and we learned they had worked together many years ago.
Characteristics: Boon Dee is blind in her right eye. She is friendly towards people and other elephants, but she also enjoys alone time, so she can swim. She can be found splashing around in the lakes almost every day.
By Boom Wfft|2019-10-08T09:30:52+00:00October 8th, 2019|
This week WFFT was honoured to welcome Asst.Prof.Dr. Weerapongse Tangjitjaroen, the Director of the Large Animal Hospital at Chiang Mai University who visited us and performed foot treatments for Boon Dee and Mae Poh.
By Tom Taylor|2018-08-31T09:35:18+00:00August 31st, 2018|
Our most recently rescued sweet soul is doing great (If you haven't already, watch our video for Boon Dee's backstory: http://www.thaielephantrefuge.org/breaking-news-elephant-boon-dee-regains-her-freedom-video/)! On her first day after being freed of her chains, she was already walking around exploring [...]