Three rescued elephants have a new home in Thailand

March 23 2018

The newly built night enclosures will keep them safe and together

At the start of 2018, we supported Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) in building a new night enclosure.

The enclosure is used to care for Wassana, Pang Dow and Beautiful Lotus, a group of female elephants who spend most of their time together.

The girls formed a close bond, choosing to eat, sleep, and play together throughout their days at the sanctuary.

Wassana, Pang Dow and Beautiful Lotus can also be heard reguarly calling and speaking to each other.

BLES owner Katherine Connor, decided to give them their own private enclosure to rest comforably at night. 

Wassana, Pang Dow and Beautiful Lotus grazing on BLES sanctuary grounds.

Funding a nighttime enclosure

BLES was the first facilty in Thailand to install solar powered fencing encolusures for elephants.

Enclosures are big habitat areas that are fenced off to prevent the elephants from wandering off into farm territory where they are sometimes poisoned or shot by farmers.

The enclosures at BLES include enrichment and a pond for the girls to bathe in.

Since there is no longer a "wild" for the elephants to return to, the nighttime enclosures are a great solution to keep them contained without the use of chains. 

Katherine Connor, founder of Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) in Thailand, treats a leg abscess during the 'clinic time'.

Unfortunately, BLES didn't have enough enclosures to house the girls, so we stepped in and agreed to fund an enclosure for them.

The newly built nighttime enclosure will keep the girls together and safe.

Suffering for entertainment

The unspeakable suffering that the girls have endured in entertainment cannot be conveyed in words.

Wassana, Pang Dow and Beautiful Lotus were victims of cruelty imposed by owners seeking to profit from these majestic creatures.

We will continue to fight against these cruel practices and ensure that rescued elephants are given the best treatment possible by partnering with sanctuaries like BLES. 

The girls enter their new nighttime enclosure.

Read about how Wassana, Pang Dow and Beautiful Lotus earned the nickname ‘the Gossip Girls’

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