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Date of Birth




Age at Rescue

17 Years Old

Rescue Location

Illegal Logging

Rescue Date

August 2011

Herd / Friends

Yindee’s Herd

Pornsawan was born around 1994. Her name means blessing from heaven. She was rescued in August 2011 from illegal logging. Pornsawan finally arrived to ENP in early June 2014.

Pornsawan had been working hauling logs in the forest all day and began foraging for food when she stepped on a landmine. She was working in a very remote area and it took her and the mahout many days to get to an area with a main road where a truck could meet them to transport her to a hospital.

She stayed at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center government hospital for three years while she recovered.

She was then rescued to start her sanctuary life at ENP, PornSawan is number one nanny to Yindee and enjoys the company of her other herd mates. She is fiercely protective of Yindee and very devoted to her herd.

Pornsawan gets around very well despite her injury and has a long life of happiness ahead of her.


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Elephant of the week – Pornsawan, the number one nanny of Yindee


Elephant of the week - Pornsawan Number one nanny of Yindee, Pornsawan doesn't let her past get her down. Although…Read More

Pornsawan is the land-mine victim elephant, see how much she was in pain before she arrive Elephant Nature Park.


Ponsawan is one of our four elephants who were the land-mine victims. Before she was rescued, she belonged to the…Read More

Pornsawan, Yindee, Dokmai are greeting Dok Ngern and welcome her to be a new member at Elephant Nature Park.


We are really glad to see Pornsawan, Dok mai and Yindee could accept Dok Ngern and all of them greeting…Read More

Love, peace and freedom can heal the painful of Pornsawan’s life


We want to update you on the life of Pornsawan, the land mine victim elephant, one of several at Elephant…Read More

Our nanny elephant: MalaiTong, Pornsawan and Mintra are playing in the river together


Three lady elephants are playing like children in the river. You will be surprised if you learn about their life…Read More

Elephant of the week, Pornsawan the land mine victim


Pornsawan, the land mine victim with severe emotional issues from her injuries, has enjoyed many life-changing moments since Elephant Nature…Read More

Naughty baby elephants are playing like a naughty boy


Yindee and Navaan spent the whole day as the boy who love to play. Sometimes they play too rough. All…Read More

Learning to deal the hardships. What an elephant can teach us.


After an horrific land mine injury Pornsawan, dedicated her life to Yindee. Everyday she spends loving time with baby Yindee.…Read More

Elephant rescued from land mine


August 30, 2011 Pornsawan was transported to hospital for surgery. We would like to show how the amazing work of…Read More

The will to live: Pornsawan’s story


On 30 August 2011, we were called to help from an elephant owner who had taken his elephant to work…Read More

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