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
Poom Puang’s Story
As you will have noticed if you follow us, we were hosting Joan Pearson, a long-term supporter of WFFT whose generosity and fundraising have allowed us to progress to where we are now. Without the [...]
Today we celebrate Chang Elephant Day. Take a look at these old girls enjoying some freedom at WFFT's Project 4. After years of abuse they can once again be elephants.
Wherever the delicious grass is, Poom Puang will go… Even if that implied a climb down a steep ravine, for an old girl she can still get about a bit. Her days are spend chain [...]
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 [...]
After spending some time adjusting to their new home, recently rescued elephants Thong Ma and Poom Puang spent the first night together last night on Christmas Eve. For all of us here at WFFT, waking [...]