Khan Kluey ก้านกล้วย
Name meaning: Banana leaf stem
Arrival date: October 2008
Arrival age: 2
Rescue location: Cha Am
History: Khan Kluey was only a baby when he arrived at WFFT. He was born at an elephant camp, torn away from his mother at just one-year-old, and then put through the Phajaan at a ridiculously young age. He was forced to perform tricks for tourists and beg for food to make money on the streets of Cha Am. He came to WFFT’s attention when he appeared in a local newspaper after getting stuck down a hole on the side walk.
Characteristics: Khan Kluey is our only male elephant. Despite his young age, he is the tallest elephant at WFFT and has the potential to be very dangerous. He is strong, playful and a fast learner. People must stay several metres away from his enclosure at all times, as he likes to throw things over the wall as people pass by.
Khan Kluey shares his enclosure with his adoptive mother, Somboon. He has smooth skin, wide eyes and a perfectly rounded back. His tusks were broken off in his attempt to break free from the chains in the camp where he used to live.
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Khan Kluey’s Story
Happy Anniversary Nam Fon and Khan Kluey
This month marks the 6th and 11th anniversary for Nam Fon and Khan Kluey since they were rescued.
Update – Side Enclosure for Khan Kluey and Somboon
Less than 2 weeks after we opened Khan Kluey and Somboon's side enclosure, here is the result of Khan Kluey's destruction.
Side Enclosure for Khan Kluey and Somboon
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Clearing our elephant lakes is an iconic volunteer project! These plants keep the water cool for elephants to swim in and also provide a great habitat for fish, invertebrates, and wading birds. However, they grow [...]
Some green for Khan Kluey and Som Boon!
Khan Kluey can’t join the herd in project4 but at least he will still see the enclosure he is sharing with Som Boon Improved. This special enclosure designed to fit the needs and personality of [...]
‘Don’t Stop me now’
Khan Kluey is definitely having such a good time... He is having a tyre! In the air, on the water, on his face, on his trunk, under and on the top of him,... He is [...]
Squeak… Squeak… Squeak… Pop!!
Lately our WFFT Elephant Refuge Team of staff and volunteers have been finding more diverse enrichments for our rescued elephants, and especially for our 12 year old bull “Khan Kluey” who has been living at [...]
Rain with chance of Elephant Poo!
Earlier this week, the WFFT Elephant Refuge staff and volunteers conducted a big clean up of Khan Kluey and Som Boon's enclosure.Khan Kluey is our only bull elephant and is very playful. He loves to [...]
Khan Kluey and Somboon move!
A safe haven for Khan Kluey. Little boys get big they say when a child grows up… But for Khan Kloey, the only bull elephant at WFFT this surely is more than true. He is [...]
Bull elephant enclosure almost finished at WFFT
A first in Indo-china! It will be only a few days until we finalise the bull elephant enclosure at WFFT in Thailand! After 5 months of construction Khan Kluey can soon move in with Somboon [...]
Enrichments and fun for Khan Kluey
Lately our volunteers have been making more enrichments for the elephants, and especially for the young bull “Khan Kluey” who has been living at WFFT for several years now. Khan Kluey loves to play with [...]
Bull Calf Khan Kluey Arrives at WFFT
After Edwin returned from the fundraiser in Sydney, Australia organised by Joan Pearson we had a problem. Besides the funds raised to secure a large piece of land for the elephants where they can roam [...]