Pai Lin (meaning Gem stone)
Age : 70+
Arrival at WFFT : February 2007 from street begging in various cities.
Working History : Logging, Trekking.
Pai Lin begged on the streets for many years, previously being in the trekking industry. She carried a heavy ‘seat’ with possibly up to six tourists in it (this maltreatment is common in the tourist industry), she had several pressure sores and her spine is visibly deformed, although, thankfully, she does not appear to be in any pain with it.
Temperament : Gentle, sedate, loner, prefers her own company.
Distinguishing physical features :
- Deformed spine (years of trekking)
- Very sunken cheeks
- Large folds of skin, looks like it to three times to big. – Pink on front of face
Her back has old pressure point sore scars and her spine is obviously deformed. The temple domes of her head are particularly pronounced. Compared to the other elephants, she “looks old”.
Characteristics : She is very gentle and sedate and tends to prefer her own company. She likes to go on walks where she can forage and enjoys getting into the lake in her enclosure. She does like her daily showers from the volunteers and also likes to cool herself down by spraying herself all over with the water.
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Pai Lin’s Story
One of the significant goals of the Wildlife Friends Foundation is to educate and raise awareness about Thailand's wildlife among the new generation of youth, this week, we welcomed students from @Ruamrudee International School.
After Thong Poon moved to her brand new enclosure for more than 48 hours, she began to adjust and enjoy walking, grazing, swimming, and socialising with her neighbours. Let’s see how happy she is!
After the Vet Team started to perform cryotherapy on Wassana 2 months ago using liquid nitrogen at -79 ° C on the skin to kill the tumour cell, her condition has improved significantly.
This week WFFT was honoured to welcome Asst.Prof.Dr. Weerapongse Tangjitjaroen, the Director of the Large Animal Hospital at Chiang Mai University who visited us and performed foot treatments for Boon Dee and Mae Poh.
Over the last month the WFFT Vet Team noticed a mass on Wassana’s right hind limb. They did a biopsy, and the results showed that she has a malignant spindle cell tumour that needed to be removed as soon as possible.
Rescued elephant Nam Chok has taken a little longer getting used to her new surroundings than expected. She has been quite nervous of the other elephants so we have been slowly introducing her to WFFT's Project 4 area and the herd.
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Every week volunteers use decomposed elephant dung to plant grass stalks that are left over from the elephant’s meals. We plant grass within our elephant enclosures creating free eco-friendly food for the WFFT Herd.