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Flashback Friday: our handsome bull SanMueng!

SanMueng was rescued in 2020 from Phuket zoo. He was forced to “dance” to music, “play” musical instruments and perform demeaning tricks for tourist’s entertainment. he was chained to a concrete floor in a small, bleak enclosure, where onlookers often saw him swaying repeatedly in distress – a sign of the psychological condition known as ‘zoochosis’.

Since his rescue to Elephant Nature Park, SanMueng has become a calmer, more relaxed elephant, but still shows outward signs of the significant trauma experienced in his previous life. We hope that over time, loving kindness and care will bring SanMueng back to being a playful young Pachyderm, rather than be haunted by the human motivated playful behaviours of his past.

To learn more about SanMueng and how you can support him at Elephant Nature Park, please visit the link below;

SanMueng (แสนเมือง)

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