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Date of Birth

17th April 2009

Gender

Female

Age at Rescue

Born at Elephant Nature Park

Rescue Location


Rescue Date

Herd / Friends

Loves other Elephants

FaaMai, which means New Sky was born on April 17, 2009, at Elephant Nature Park, the first calf born at the park to one of our resident elephants. Her mother, Mae BuaTong, was rescued in 2005 with her daughter, TongJan, who was 6 months old at the time.

FaaMai will never suffer the cruel torture of ‘training’ that captive baby elephants are forced to endure and she will never work a day in her life or suffer abuse at the hands of people. The kindness that she has experienced since birth is evident in her gentle and curious nature. For the rest of her life, FaaMai will stay in her matriarchal family group with her mother, Mae BuaTong, her big sister, TongJan, and adopted big sister, FaaSai. She was a junior nanny to DokMai and to DokRak when they were younger.

FaaMai has possibly the most dynamic, playful personality of any elephant at the whole park, as might be expected given her close relationship with founder, Lek, for whom she shows great affection. She is open, generous, kind, and willing to take risks in the hope of connecting with others for the sake of unity within other herds formed at ENP. She acts as a Park ambassador, welcoming newly rescued elephants and showing love to all whom she meets. FaaMai seems to make a beautiful story of every day.

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Young Elephants Chatter
Young Elephants Chatter

Witness the heartwarming interaction between big adopted sister FaaMai and the adorable babies PyiMai and ChaBa.

Elephant Conversation at Elephant Nature Park
Elephant Conversation at Elephant Nature Park

Listen to the adorable squeaks of excitement when FaaMai visits baby PyiMai’s herd!

Mudpit fun at Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary
Mudpit fun at Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary

Let’s join in the beauty of these shared experiences with FaaMai, her two little sisters, and their sweet nanny, Dmax.

Have you ever wondered what bliss looks like?
Have you ever wondered what bliss looks like?

Today we witness a very touching scene at the mud mound, as Bunma repeatedly rolls her body over the now…
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Hide & Seek Peakaboo: Lek, ThongAe and FaaMai’s Playful Delight
Hide & Seek Peakaboo: Lek, ThongAe and FaaMai's Playful Delight

In this incredible video, witness the playful exchange between Lek and ThongAe, as they engage in a game of hide…
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Ladies enjoying the river at Elephant Nature Park
Ladies enjoying the river at Elephant Nature Park

As they play, ThongAe spots a branch drifting downstream and nudges her 'sister' and grannies, Pikun and Khun Yai, out…
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Soothing Elephant Lullabies
Soothing Elephant Lullabies at Elephant Nature Park

As FaaMai grew, the tradition continued and the melodies took on new meaning. Although the lullabies may not serve the…
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Fah Mai is in her happy place
Fah Mai is in her happy place

Two watermelons, one pumpkin, and a big hug from our founder Lek Chailert. What more could our sweet girl Fah…
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Could a baby elephant bring her rejected mother into the herd?
Could a baby elephant bring her rejected mother into the herd at Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary

Earlier this year, baby elephant LekLek and mother MohLoh were rescued from the Omkoi District of Chiang Mai by Save…
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Elephant of the Week 7 August 2023: Elephant Ambassador FaaMai
Elephant of the Week 7 August 2023: FaaMai - The Ambassador at Elephant Nature Park Sanctuary

She is often the critical link of fostering positive bonds between disparate groups of elephants. In this video, FaaMai can…
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Elephant friends FaaMai MaeLanna and SaoYai relax in the evening after a busy day
Elephant friends FaaMai MaeLanna and SaoYai relax in the evening after a busy day at Elephant Nature Park

Whenever the opportunity arises, FaaMai will join with MaeLanna, and SaoYai at the end of the day. FaaMai is a…
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MuayLek is now enjoying the river at Elephant Nature Park with many friends
MuayLek is now enjoying the river at Elephant Nature Park with many friends

MuayLek and FaaMai spend a lot of time with the ThongAe family. They have so much fun together. Even after…
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Elephant MuayLek gains confidence with help of her friends taking her first mud bath
muaylek gains confidence taking her first mud bath at elephant nature park

MuayLek is enjoying her first mud bath as the monsoon season begins in earnest, granting the mud pit a new…
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Kanjana and FahMui were delighted to see FaaMai come to join with their afternoon swim
Kanjana and FahMui were delighted to see FaaMai come to join with their afternoon swim

Kanjana and FahMui were delighted to see FaaMai come to join with their afternoon swim, but FaaMai brought 2 companions,…
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Early morning scenes at Elephant Nature Park
Early morning at Elephant Nature Park

FaaMai has long since learned that if she refuses to go back to the shelter at the end of the…
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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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FaaMai with her adoring companion MuayLek meet up with SaoYai and MaeLanna
FaaMai with her adoring companion MuayLek meet up with SaoYai and MaeLanna at Elephant Nature Park

FaaMai knows when her good friends, SaoYai and Mae Lanna, will be coming down the mountain on their way home,…
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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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Save Elephant Foundation Rescue – MuayLek
Muaylek walks to freedom through the rain towards the sanctuary of elephant nature park

This is MuayLek, a female elephant who is only seven years old. MuayLek worked to entertain in an elephant show.…
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This happens every time Lek walks among the elephants at Elephant Nature Park
This event happens every time Lek walks among the elephants at Elephant Nature Park

Our founder Saengduean Lek Chailert consistently find time to visit the park in her busy schedule and always enjoys walking…
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Happy Birthday to DokMai and FaaMai
Happy Birthday to DokMai and FaaMai

Two of our beautiful girl's Birthdays this month - DokMai on April 6th (she is now ten years old), and…
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Happy 13th Birth Day to FaaMai.
Happy 13th Birth Day to FaaMai.

FaaMai was born April 17, 2009 Her name means ‘A New Day’. She is the first calf born from an…
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Happy Birthday (10 years old ) to our beautiful Faa Mai. You are the gift from heaven.
Happy Birthday (10 years old ) to our beautiful Faa Mai. You are the gift from heaven.

Faa Mai was born April 17, 2009 Her name means ‘A New Day’. She is the first calf born from…
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Newly rescued FahMui is making friends in the sanctuary of Elephant Nature Park
Newly rescued FahMui is making friends in the sanctuary of Elephant Nature Park

Newly rescued FahMui is slowly realising the freedom and making friends in the sanctuary of Elephant Nature Park. From our…
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FaaMai and Khamla get excited by what they see in the river
FaaMai and Khamla power play and get excited at what they see in the river

Recently, FaaMai has been trying to show KhamLa, that she is stronger and ready to be the leader, but it…
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Faa Mai is a lovely playmate of Thong Ae and Dok Geaw
Faa Mai is a lovely playmate of Thong Ae and Dok Geaw

Yindee made a short visit with Thong Ae and Dok Geaw who are being supervised by Dani then he return…
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Elephants Playing in the mud
Elephants Playing in the mud

Afternoon rain showers bring a lot of joy to young elephants Faa Mai, Tong Jaan and mother Bua Thong. Lolling…
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Happy 7th Birthday to our big girl, Faa Mai.
Happy 7th Birthday  to our big girl, Faa Mai.

Faa Mai is the first elephant born free at Elephant Nature Park. She was born on 17th April 2009, she…
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Baby elephant FaaMai and her family always spend times together at our sanctuary.
Baby elephant FaaMai and her family always spend times together at our sanctuary.

Fabulous Fatty FaaMai leads her family across the river for their trip to the platform for feeding time. Elephants enjoy…
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Baby elephant DokMai is showing FaaMai that she can do the balancing by herself.
Baby elephant DokMai is showing FaaMai that she can do the balancing by herself.

Look at baby elephant DokMai, she is doing the elephant balance on the log. FaaMai is the best trainer, she…
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Our big girl FaaMai has a strong bond with Lek, this is incredible to see she always sleep well when Lek sing her good night song.
Our big girl FaaMai has a strong bond with Lek, this is incredible to see she always sleep well when Lek sing her good night song.

Even she now a big girl, FaaMai still love to have Lek lullaby to make her sleep well. Every time…
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FaaMai family inspect the new land of Elephant Nature Park.
FaaMai family inspect the new land of Elephant Nature Park.

After we purchase the new land, it take us for while to plant the food and prepare the land for…
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Mae BuaThong and her daughter, FaaMai the sweet matriarchal family at Elephant Nature Park.
Mae BuaThong and her daughter, FaaMai the sweet matriarchal family at Elephant Nature Park.

Happy Mother's Day !! nothing in the world is biggest than the love from mother. Mom can be a great…
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FaaMai’s 6th Birthday.
FaaMai’s 6th Birthday.

FaaMai's birthday celebration!!!!!! The cake was delivered by Bert Von Roemer and his family of Serengeti foundation, who donated the…
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Baby Elephants enjoy a great time together in the river.
Baby Elephants enjoy a great time together in the river.

KhunDej wants to spend time with the elephant whose age is similar, but Navaan is too strong and play really…
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Lek and Faamai are one soul, Lek is part of the herd.
Lek and Faamai are one soul, Lek is part of the herd.

FaaMai and Lek are very close to each other, the bond between them are very strong. When we look at…
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FaaMai has her own way of greeting Lek, this is the elephant kiss and big hug.
FaaMai has her own way of greeting Lek, this is the elephant kiss and big hug.

From Lek Chailert "I have been away for a couple of days from the park and when I walk to…
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Jaidee meet Faa Mai’s herd, see how they welcome her.
Jaidee meet Faa Mai’s herd, see how they welcome her.

Newly rescued elephant Jaidee is walking to introduce herself to another family, this time it isFaa Mai's herd. They greet…
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DokMai, our queen of the flowers is blooming at Elephant Nature Park
DokMai, our queen of the flowers is blooming at Elephant Nature Park

DokMai is 1.8 years old  and  enjoying drinking breast milk from Mae Dok Ngern while her nanny, FaaMai, also nurses…
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FaaMai is the best friend of naughty Navaan
FaaMai is the best friend of naughty Navaan

Sometimes when the baby play they might play too rough. Navaan plays as the boy and sometimes he pushes FaaMai…
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Beautiful elephant FaaMai bathing in evening
Beautiful elephant FaaMai bathing in evening

FaaMai has been really enjoying to take a bath in the river during the sunset. It is so beautiful to…
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FaaMai, The cutest Elephant ever
FaaMai, The cutest Elephant ever

FaaMai is the first lucky calf born from an ENP mother, Mae Bua Tong. She stay in our sanctuary with…
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FaaMai in the UK News
FaaMai in the UK News

FaaMai in the Daily Mail Lovely pics, video and article in the UK's Daily Mail. UK News story about our…
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Looking at the view from the eyes of a freshly born elephant
Looking at the view from the eyes of a freshly born elephant

" I'm ready for mother's milk and soon to explore the wild world outside :)" Please "like" and "share" my…
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New great way for travelling.
New great way for travelling.

Travel with response and respect to the others is the new way of tourist. Today many company as STA ,…
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Elephant talk
Elephant talk

You may be wonder what they are talking ? what they are thinking ? and what they are doing? Daily…
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Living at ENP- July 2014
Living at ENP- July 2014

The family group of FaaMai, DokMai and their nannies , are the most friendly group and can join with every…
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Living At ENP : 22-6-14
Living At ENP : 22-6-14

Just want to share the picture of our herd activity update .Hope you have a great day. Family relax in…
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Mahout at Elephant Nature Park
Mahout at Elephant Nature Park

Taking care of elephants is not easy without mahout . They are the important group who help us to look…
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Lek’s baby elephant lullaby goes viral
Lek’s baby elephant lullaby goes viral

A video of Lek singing a sweet lullaby to a baby elephant, who quickly went into a deep, contented sleep was…
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FaaMai : The number 1 nanny.
FaaMai : The number 1 nanny.

FaaSai transferred her job as number one nanny to FaaMai, to look after naughty baby DokMai. It already keeps her…
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The will to live: Ponsawan’s story
The will to live: Ponsawan’s story

The poor elephant name Ponsawan, age 18 years old, who had been injured in the deep jungle while she walked…
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DokMai the copy cat
DokMai the copy cat

The nanny always influence the baby who they look after - human and elephant are the same. DokMai spends close…
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Mae Perm join fun park
Mae Perm join fun park

Human may think toy just for children , but for the elephant age doesn't matter. After we have set up…
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FaaMai : Muay Thai Back Kick
FaaMai : Muay Thai Back Kick

After we set up the toy play ground for the elephant , our herd spend their time to play with…
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Mud Fun collection
Mud Fun collection

Safe and freedom can bring all happy and life always fun. The elephant are the same , if they feel…
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Happy Birthday FaaMai
Happy Birthday FaaMai

She is our first born free. She never suffered in a training crush and she is the most happy elephant.…
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FaaMai
Dok Mai and FaaMai

FaaMai Joined our herd: 17 April 2009 From: Born at the park Birthday: 17 April 2009 FaaMai was one of…
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FaaMai and the herd at Elephant Nature Park
FaaMai and the herd at Elephant Nature Park

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