Just a month ago, the Elephant Nature Park (ENP)â€”a rescue and rehabilitation center in Thailandâ€”offered a new life to aÂ 70-year-old elephant named Noi Nah. The “grandmother of the ENP” had been imprisoned in the abusive tourism industry her entire life. Naturally, she was a bit jaded when it came to humans; the ENP’s blog described her as being “angry” and “aggressive” when she first arrived.
But thanks toÂ love, care, and freedom, Noi Nah is doing much, much better. Just look how happy she is, especially in the water!
Yes, love can definitely heal. And Noi Nah is living proof.
Sadly, her past experiences are common among elephants in countries like Thailand, India, Indonesia, and Cambodia.Â When they’re not carrying tourists on their backs (a practice that can kill them), captive elephants are often bound in chains. ButÂ people are working to give these beautiful animals humane treatment, and you can help them. Read on to find out how.Whizzco