Date of Birth
Age at Rescue
48 Years Old
PhangNga Trekking Camp
23 December 2021
Herd / Friends
Beautiful Raya is a female elephant believed to be in her 40’s who was living in Southern Thailand and suffered from a broken right hind leg. Her previous owner continued using her for hard labor despite her injuries until Lek learned about her suffering.
On the 23rd December 2021, Raya was rescued from an elephant camp and brought to Elephant Nature Park where she could begin to recover from the trauma of her past.
Since her arrival she has adjusted very well to her sanctuary life, enjoying an abundance of food, swimming in the river, and being surrounded by love and care.
Raya was rescued in honor of our founders 60th birthday and fulfilling Lek’s wish to liberate another elephant to sanctuary. We hope in time she will find a best friend who will support her recovery.