BOON DEE บุญดี
BOON DEE บุญดี
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.
Boon Dee’s Story
Boon Dee’s Story
Rise and shine with Boon Dee and Mae Poh
This is what happy elephants sound like! We're pretty sure they are saying thank you to their sponsors and supporters like you, who saved them from chains and servitude and enabled them to live [...]
Foot Care for Boon Dee and Mae Poh
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.
1 Year Anniversary – Boon Dee Regains Her Freedom
Today we celebrate one year since Boon Dee was freed from her past life of abuse.
Cleaning Lake for Boon Dee
A BIG THANK YOU to all our lovely volunteers who helped to clean 30-year old rescued elephant Boon Dee's lake this morning.
It may be winter where you are but it is hot and dry as ever at WFFT! Volunteers made fruit popsicle enrichments for our midland elephants to enjoy and cool down with. They were hung [...]
How to Age Elephants
Did you know that elephants have 6 sets of teeth in a lifetime? Here are some other ways you can estimate the age of an elephant! https://youtu.be/eC7zQSYne3w
Boon Dee & Jum Nong Update!
A little update on our two latest rescues, Boon Dee and Jum Nong. Jum Nong is officially lice-free and they are both having a blast in P4. They were hanging out together this week sharing [...]
Boon Dee’s New Life Begins!
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 [...]
BREAKING NEWS: Elephant Boon Dee Regains Her Freedom (VIDEO)
Check out this video of Boon Dee's rescue just two days ago. See her full story here: https://www.wfft.org/wildlife-general/breaking-news-boon-dee-is-free/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNxvdzcjiF0