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Meet Baanyen – Four O’Clock Flower

Baan Yen was born around 1950. Her name means ‘Four O’Clock Flower’. She started her working life as a logging elephant and was finally rescued after two decades giving rides to tourists in a trekking camp.

Baan Yen was rescued by Save Elephant Foundation on 19 November 2014 and now lives permanently in the sanctuary of Elephant Nature Park. She was thin and had many abscesses. With good care, it did not take her long to recover and gain weight and energy. After a few months she met another newly rescued elephant named Jaem Sai who has since became her best friend.

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