Name meaning: Money garland Arrival date: December 2016 Arrival age : 59 Rescue location: Pattaya
History: Malai Ngun was the third and final elephant rescued in 2016. Our team initially found her in late November whilst on an investigation at the trekking camp she was rescued from. She looked old and weak and was blind in one eye. After some negotiations, her release was made possible due to the generosity of Joan Pearson and her friends in Sydney. Her rescue was straightforward, but the journey home was difficult, being delayed for many hours by poor traffic.
Malai Ngun successfully escaped from her quarantine pen on her second day at WFFT. She explored the local area and was eventually brought back from one of the nearby villages. She has since settled in very well and has made friends with many other rescued elephants at Project 4.
Characteristics: Malai Ngun is a small, rounded elephant who is blind in her left eye. She is generally slow, friendly and gentle. However, despite her age, she is also proactive and incredibly inquisitive. She enjoys socialising with the other older ladies and can usually be found with her friend Alicia.
By Boom Wfft|2019-05-12T10:30:56+00:00May 12th, 2019|
(Scroll down for English) เป็นวันที่อากาศร้อนมากๆที่ WFFT โปรเจค 4 กับช้างเกษียณของเรา กานดา เเละ มีชัย ( ด้านหน้า ) กำลังว่ายน้ำเพื่อคลายความร้อนในบ่อน้ำ ส่วนด้านหลัง ทองมา พุ่มพวง เเละ อลิเชียกำลังประชุมกันตอนเช้าว่าวันนี้จะทำอะไรกันดี ตอนนี้ประเทศไทยเริ่มเข้าหน้าฝน เเล้วเราหวังว่าในไม่ช้าเราจะได้เห็นป่าเขียวชอุ่มปกคลุมทุกพื้นที่ของมูลนิธิ Another hot day at WFFT’s Project 4. Rescued elephants Gan Da and [...]
By Tom Taylor|2019-02-03T09:24:16+00:00January 25th, 2019|
It has been a couple weeks since Alicia and Malai moved up to Project 4 full time. Here is the current P4 roster highlighting some of our ladies’ distinctive features and personalities. ------------------------------- 1) Alicia [...]
By Tom Taylor|2018-05-09T08:14:11+00:00May 9th, 2018|
Keeping our rescued elephants stimulated is one of the WFFT's Elephant Refuge main priorities. Recently the staff and volunteers have been installing grass feeding areas throughout WFFT's largest elephant habitat, the 44-acre Project 4. In [...]
By Tom Taylor|2018-03-01T09:00:08+00:00March 1st, 2018|
We keep seeing how Project 4 is a kind of promised land for WFFT's rescued elephant herd. A retirement place which, even more than the other enclosures at the centre, allows these majestic creatures to [...]
By Tom Taylor|2018-01-14T02:49:40+00:00August 19th, 2017|
Over the past few weeks, we have been slowly introducing recently rescued elephant Alicia to another rescued ele, Malai Ngun. They have exploring and having lots of fun in the new Project 4 area here [...]
By Tom Taylor|2018-01-14T02:49:41+00:00December 4th, 2016|
No more chains, hooks or rides for this old girl. Late yesterday evening we welcomed a new addition to the WFFT elephant herd, Malai Ngun (English - Silver Garland). After almost 65 years being enslaved [...]