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Project Description



Name meaning: Prospering
Arrival date: 19/12/2017
Arrival age: 45
Rescue location: Ayutthaya
History: Poom Puang was rescued from the same trekking camp as her friend Thong Ma where she was forced to give rides to tourists. Prior to her time at the elephant camp, Poom Puang was a logging elephant in the South of Thailand. The scars of her past are clearly visible all over her body, particularly the deep scar on her trunk. With the generous support from both Joan Pearson and her friends in Sydney as well as a successful online fundraiser, Poom Puang was rescued only six days after the arrival of her friend Thong Ma. She settled in quickly with her old friend. Prior to her rescue we were informed by her mahout that she has a very stubborn attitude, even from her first few days at the centre she had already demonstrated a lot of confidence compared to her friend.

Poom Puang’s Story

January 2019

P4 Ladies

By |January 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 [...]

December 2018

November 2018


By |November 29th, 2018|

We had an accidental rock album photoshoot with Alicia (vocals), Malai (guitar), Poom Puang (bass), and Thong Ma (drums). What would their band name be?

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

Playtime on Project 4 for Poom Puang and Thong Ma

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Thong Ma (see her story here: https://www.thaielephantrefuge.org/no-abuse-thong-ma-asian-elephant/) and Poom Puang (see her story here: https://www.thaielephantrefuge.org/poom-puang-arrives-wfft/) are enjoying a free-chained freedom and friendship in the latest WFFT's Project. We hope they will be able to join [...]

December 2017