Name meaning: Full moon
Arrival date: December 2012
Arrival age: 44
Rescue location: Pattaya
History: Duenphen previously worked in the logging and trekking industries. She was captured from the wild at around two years old, which is illegal but unfortunately not unusual. She spent 40 years of her life performing tricks for tourists at an elephant camp, even entertaining visitors on the morning of her rescue.
Characteristics: Duenphen is the least dominant of the Newlands elephants and is often described as a loner. She can appear withdrawn, but she actually prefers her own company. She does not enjoy human attention and volunteers must be careful around her, as her mood can be unpredictable.
Duenphen is a very petite, rounded elephant with small ears compared to her head and body size. She is missing the bottom part of her tail, and the skin on her back is very dry from years of wearing a saddle.
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Newland’s Ladies’ daily ritual
When Namphon, Duenphen and Seepuak are not walking around their enclosure or swimming in their lake, they just hang out together around the pond area, A very strategic emplacement! The 3 smart ladies know when [...]
A big Happy Hello from 3 of our Ele Residents
A big Happy Hello from 3 of our ele residents at the WFFT Elephant Refuge - Thailand - Duen Phen, Nam Fon and See Puak.
The Delightful Duen Phen
The delightful Duen Phen enjoying a cooling shower at the WFFT Elephant Refuge - Thailand Why not help us help more elephants like Duen Phen, See how here http://www.generosity.com/animal-pet-fundraising/a-christmas-wish-spectacular-new-land See her history at www.thaielephantrefuge.org/WFFT-Elephants/duenphen/ [...]
WFFT Elephants Wild Enclosure – Nam Phon, See Puak and Duen Phen
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 [...]
Duen Pen (Full Moon) has been with us for 4 years today!!!
The very special old lady Duen Pen (Full Moon) has been with us at the WFFT Elephant Refuge - Thailand for 4 years today!!! She spends her days roaming around her large forested enclosure with her friends [...]
Opening Ceremony WFFT Elephant Wild Enclosure
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 & [...]
Will Duen Pen the elephant to retire soon?
Meet Duen Pen, an approximately 50 year elephant that has worked for the last 25 years at elephant tourist camps. Duen Pen is currently receiving a health screening as she has fallen sick lately but [...]