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Date of Birth

2011

Gender

Female

Age at Rescue

8 Years Old

Rescue Location

Surin

Rescue Date

23 January 2019

Herd / Friends

Kabu / PloyThong / SaiThong

Chana at Elephant Nature Park

Chana is a young female elephant who was rescued to Elephant Nature Park at the age of 8 and had been suffering from a broken rear left leg for about 6 – 7 months.

Apparently she had been playing on a termite mound and slipped, catching her rear left leg between 2 trees. Struggling and panicking, it is believed Chana broke her leg in the chaos of trying to free herself.

After a short while at a hospital, she returned home to stay with the owner. She still showed pain to walk. At the house of Chana’s owner, there was not much space and they also had to work at their farm, having no time for the injured young girl. Chana was chained most of the time. Finally they contacted Lek at Save Elephant Foundation to help take Chana.

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Elephants share unique experiences with a much loved human
Elephants share unique experiences with a much loved human

Witness the friendly interactions and heartwarming vocalizations between herd members and how affectionate and gentle they are towards their human…
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The Impressive Sight of Chana’s Herd
The Impressive Sight of Chana’s Herd at Elephant Nature Park

Chana’s herd huddles for a brief, yet vocal meeting before crossing the river. They head upstream, stopping at a muddy…
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Chana engages the interest of her sister and nanny, SaiThong and Ploythong
Chana engages the interest of her sister and nanny, SaiThong and Ploythong

Chana is a bright light, a playful soul, and open to the world ! She is the beating heart of…
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Chompu and MuayLek embraced and protected by a true family
Chompu and MuayLek embraced and protected by a true family

Tell me which you deem preferable, and then I will know the future of captive elephants. Is it a life…
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Elephant of the Week 17 July 2023: Kabu
elephant of the week kabu at elephant nature park

Kabu had a horrible life by the time that we rescued her at 28 years old. As a youngster born…
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FaaMai brings a smile to everyone’s face
FaaMai brings a smile to everyones face at Elephant Nature Park

Chana's family was quite excited to be going to the river again at the end of the day, and it…
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Update on MuayLek: A trip to the river with Chana’s family and FaaMai at Elephant Nature Park
MuayLek the newly rescued elephant visits the river at elephant nature park

Just the day after the traumatised young elephant arrived at Elephant Nature Park, MuayLek is being shown how to relax…
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Elephant Chana Opens The Gate And Leads the Herd To Bathe in the River
Chana opens the gate and leads her friends to bathe in the river at Elephant Nature Park

Chana, the youngest member of this family, is incredibly clever. She has a keen sense for the routines at Elephant…
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Elephants protect a baby while she sleeps during a rain storm
Elephant family protect baby elephant chana in the rain at elephant nature park

This is another touching video, showing an elephant family gathering closely around a baby elephant at Elephant Nature Park as…
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Kabu watches her 3 friends play in the river – The conversation is amazing
Kabu watches her 3 friends playing in the river

Sunlight penetrates the clouds above, and a buoyant nature overwhelms these playful three - Chana, Ploythong, and Saithong rush to…
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Lunch time relaxation at Elephant Nature Park – ThaiKoon, Tilly & Khampuan take a swim
Lunch time relaxation at Elephant Nature Park

Every day after lunch, ThaiKoon and her two friends, Tilly and Khampuan, will walk to bathe in the river. A…
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Chana, Kabu, PloyThong and SaiThong, the new beautiful family at Elephant Nature Park
Chana, Kabu, PloyThong and SaiThong, the new beautiful family at Elephant Nature Park

On January 2019, the new girl arrived the park. Her name is Chana, the 8 years old girl who has…
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Chana bring love and light to Kabu and Ploy Thong.
Chana bring love and light to Kabu and Ploy Thong.

Chana, although one of her hind legs was broken, it has not restricted her of such complete enjoyment of life.…
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Ploythong, the blind elephant was accepted to join with Chana and Kabu.
Ploythong, the blind elephant was accepted to join with Chana and Kabu.

We rescued Ploy Thong from Pattaya elephant camp in Feb 2018. She has both eyes blind. She transported tourists every…
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Kabu has fun with her new friend baby elephant a Chana at Elephant Nature Park
Kabu has fun with her new friend baby elephant a Chana at Elephant Nature Park

As with most captive-bred elephants, Kabu had her young taken from her a long time ago. Her son died and…
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