Births 2019

Birth No. 76 - 17 February 2019

Jumjuree gave birth to a strong and healthy handsome baby boy at 4am this morning! This is Jumjuree's fourth baby. Her first in 2003 was nicked named JJ as we were involved in making a Jackie Chan movie at the time and so Jackie named him Jackie Junior JJ for short! Every birth means the endangered Asian Elephant has a greater chance to survive into the future.

Birth No. 75 - 28 January 2019

Welcome to the world Plai Lert Kunchon! This is the sixth time Pang Dok Fai has given birth! Dok Fai's baby has been named Plai Lert Kunchon..."The Supreme One Among Elephants". The root word 'kunchon' means 'elephant'. But when the word 'lert' is placed before 'kunchon', the elephant turns into a tribal leader of great distinction. 'Lert' literally means 'excellence', associated with superiority of character and performance, in this context almost bordering into scholarly excellence. Being named 'Plai Lert Kunchon', the elephant is destined for greatness. He is destined to fulfill the world's intellectual ideals. You can watch a gorgeous video of Plai Lert Kunchon only a few hours old here

Birth No. 74 - 23 January 2019

It is with great sadness that our 74th baby died only one day after birth. ChanKhapoh a first time mother did not produce a healthy strong baby and all attempts to help him stand failed. All the treatment and care was not enough to help this little one who was too weak and not destined to survive. At the same time our beloved Sinuwan, who was our oldest elephant at age 82 was also destined to leave this earth. So when Sinuwan passed in the early hours of this morning, she and the baby left together. It is believed in traditional elephant culture that when an elephant passes, so too does a mahout or someone close to the elephant so they can travel together into the next life. We are all devasted by this loss but it is impossible to experience the joys of elephant life without the heartbreak as well. Rest in Peace both of you until you return in your next life. You can read more about Sinuwan and her life here