RIP Nam Phon2018-12-15T03:02:00+00:00

Project Description

RIP Nam Phon

Age : 55+

Deceased : January 2017
Arrival at WFFT : 11th March 2016
Working History : Logging, Trekking

Temperament : Slow, easy-going – enjoys the company of both elephants and humans.
Distinguishing physical features :

  • Tall, well rounded back
  • Long head with a round top
  • Large ears, in good condition
  • Trimmed tail hairs
  • Slight pigmentation on her trunk and face

Nam Fon is our most recently-rescued elephant, and is actually a returning elephant, having been taken from the Elephant Refuge by her former owner six years ago. After negotiating with her owner for a long time, we were finally able to secure Nam Fon’s rescue from a trekking camp in Kanchanaburi in March. Upon arrival, she was immediately recognised by her old friends, Khan Kluey and Somboon. She appeared to be healthy, and was only kept in quarantine for one night before being introduced to our other elephants. Though she walked slowly and behind our volunteers all the way from the Elephant Hospital to the Wildlife Rescue Centre, she showed herself to be in good physical condition, and strong despite her age and years of exploitation in the trekking industry. She consistently shows a gentle, friendly temperament to both elephant and volunteers, finding a close friend in Jele and enjoying attention from the volunteers and visitors who come by her shared enclosure every day. Thank you again to all our supporters, we would not be able to do this without you.

Nam Phon’s Story

July 2018

January 2017

November 2016

September 2016

June 2016

March 2016