Name meaning: Bring good merit Arrival date: August 2020 Arrival age: 70 Rescue location: Trang History: Boon Ma was a working elephant for over five decades, mostly in the tourism industry. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked at an elephant camp in Phang Nga province. However, due to a lack of tourists, she was moved to a logging camp near Trang (Southern Thailand) where she would pull logs from rubber farms.
Every working elephant in these industries only knows a lifetime of pain. It starts with the separation from their mother as a baby, then the Phajaan process that breaks their spirit, followed by many years of abuse and torture. Luckily, Boon Ma will never experience this again. She will live out her days at the WFFT Elephant Refuge.
Characteristics: Boon Ma is food oriented and moves very quickly, despite her age. She enjoys swimming and loves to cool herself down with dust baths. She is nervous around other elephants, but in time we hope she will join a small herd.
Our gorgeous 70-year-old lady Boon Ma, who was rescued in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, is loving her new carefree, cruelty-free life at the WFFT elephant refuge. This gentle giant sure loves her greens! [...]