Her name means “Full Moon”, she was born around 1943. Mae Jan Peng’s owner retired her to ENP in January 2009 after a long life of logging and trekking work. Mae Jan Peng has had 5 calves, has 4-6 grandchildren (the latest two are twins!) and two great-grandchildren. She has survived many attacks and falls during her working life with only some stiff joints and a bitten off tail to show for it. Mae Jan Peng has sadly outlived 2 of her children, one of which died in childbirth. At ENP, Jan Peng’s best friend is her very special mahout Patee who arrived together. As you can see, she always has the flower in her ear. Patee gives her a flower and put it in a hole on her ear everyday to cover a scar from a hook, to make something gorgeous out of a terrible origin. It is more than just mahout and elephant, but this is a symbol of a beautiful friendship and a deep bond of love they are sharing.