Seven year old SanMueng was rescued almost 3 years ago, from a zoo in Phuket where he had been forced to perform for tourists since the age of 2.
SanMueng was taken from his mother when he was just three years old. Since that time he has only known a sad confined zoo life.
SanMueng arrived at Elephant Nature Park on 10 September 2020 at the young age of 7 and now as a fine developing bull elephant, he is able to run freely in a huge enclosure and be cared for by people within the sanctuary at Elephant Nature Park.
The lush green grass underfoot is kinder on his body than the concrete surfaces he’d known for most of his life and he is no longer chained, harmed, abused or forced to perform demeaning tricks.
SanMueng is our 4th July 2023 elephant of the week at Elephant Nature Park.