Chok Dee โชคดี
Name meaning: Good luck
Arrival date: November 2015
Arrival age: 50-55
Rescue location: Pattaya
While visiting another elephant at a trekking camp in Pattaya, our team came across Chok Dee. She had been in the same camp for over 20 years and was chained up when she was not working. When her owner told us he was interested in retiring her, we quickly secured her rescue. After a long drive, she became the second elephant to be admitted to WFFT’s elephant hospital.
Once the vets gave Chok Dee the all-clear, she was paired with an elephant named Rung Thip. The two had previously worked together for several decades, and it didn’t take long for them to get reacquainted. Chok Dee was very nervous about her new surroundings, but her friend quickly helped her to settle in. Rung Thip sadly passed away in 2017.
Characteristics: Chok Dee has a large stomach and is sometimes described as ‘stubby’ because she is relatively small lengthways. She used to be very friendly and active, but nowadays, she prefers her own company and moves at a slower pace.
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Chok Dee – Muddy Girl on a Hot Day
หนึ่งกิจกรรมที่คุณยายโชคดีชอบที่สุด คือการเล่นโคลนหรืออาบโคลน. ในธรรมชาติ ช้างจะโยนโคลน ไปบนตัวเพื่อป้องกันแมลงและยังป้องกันแสงแดดอีกด้วย สนใจช่วยบริจาคหรือสนับสนุนคุณยายโชคดี หรือสัตว์อื่นๆ สามารถติดต่อเราได้ทาง https://www.thaielephantrefuge.org/sponsorship/ มาช่วยพี่ช้างและสัตว์อื่นๆ ไปด้วยกันนะคะ Muddy girl on a hot day. Taking a mud bath is one of Chok Dee's favorite activities during the day. The elephants love to [...]
Jele and Chokdee Anniversary at WFFT Elephant Refuge
This month we have special anniversaries for two of our ladies, Jele and Chok Dee.
Check out Chok Dee taking a refreshing dip on this hot day.
Check out Chok Dee taking a refreshing dip on this hot day. Covering herself in mud is a great natural way for her to keep cool. See Chok Dee's profile at https://bit.ly/2pNo1hJ
Eye to Eye – Chok Dee
"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
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 [...]
Chubby Chok Dee WFFT’s newest elephant enclosure
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 [...]
Cheerful Chok Dee
A rather cheerful Chok Dee on one of her daily outings. See her story here https://www.thaielephantrefuge.org/WFFT-Elephants/chokdee/ and help us create a wonderful new home for the WFFT herd and please help us rescue more special [...]
Choke Dee arrives at the WFFT Elephant Refuge
On Tuesday a team of staff and volunteers went to rescue Choke Dee, a 50-year-old elephant that has spent the last decades of her life giving rides to tourists every day at an elephant camp. [...]