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Elephant Of The Week : Mae Srinuan

Mae Srinuan is the biggest female elephant at ENP. She was rescued from Surin province in late 2005 and arrive the park with Dok Ngern, who is now Srinuan’s adopted daughter. Srinuan started to work at logging industry, then moved to trekking business and her last job was street begging. Her left eye is blind from sling shot injury.  She used to being forced to work without enough time to eat and she was chained up after work. One evening, she tried to escape to find the food. One man shot her with a slingshot that cause her left eye blind. She could spend the happy time with her baby only for 8 months then the owner sold the baby to the Elephant Show in Phuket. When she arrived the park, she joined her new family immediately. As she is the adoptive mother of DokNgern, she is also the aunty of Chang Yim, FaaMai, DokMai and DokRak.  Srinuan is a very easygoing elephant, though quite protective of her family group. Even her eye is blind, she still do her best duty to protect the babies and her family.

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