Mintra is the handicap elephant, her back hip is dislocated, we rescued her from street begging in Bangkok. She arrived Elephant Nature Park on February 2009. Mintra spent her whole life as a street begging elephant. She seemed to develop slowly, possibly because of her dislocated hips. Though she had lots of depigmentation, she was very small. We were told that she was somewhere between 10 and 14 years old — but our happy, healthy five-year-old elephants were as tall as Mintra was.
From the very beginning, Mintra was popular with almost everyone. She was warmly welcomed to join more than one family group. In the early morning hours of the 25th, little Yindee arrived! Yes, his father is Jungle Boy. And to complete the circle, the number one nanny of Yin Dee is none other than the amazing Malai Tong, one of the first friends Mintra connected with when she arrived at ENP. Her first day with her newborn baby was a bit difficult because of Mintra still depress from the birth pain that she felt. Mintra lost her right nipple when in the training crush. Her chest was badly damage by the tight ropes used to restrain her. After taking a little bit of time to adjust, Mintra is well settled into her new role as mom and is now able to be both an attentive mother as well as a loyal best friend. With the help of Malai Tong. Now, they are a very beautiful elephant family at Elephant Nature Park.