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.