Mae Noi’s Story
Mae Noi is the most recent elephant to arrive here at Elephant Valley. Her name means mother (Mae) little (Little), or Little Mother.
Mae Noi is a female elephant who is commonly termed in the elephant industry as a breeding elephant and prior to her arrival had been chained up for many years. Initially she was not interested in the other elephants and just wanted to walk and enjoy her new found freedom. She spent the first two months walking around the site and grazing the many different grasses that we grow here.
Her development has been slow and over time she has spent more and more time with the other elephants and is now firm friends with Ka Moon in particular. Here we target train all of our elephants and she intially was incredibly cautious and it took time for her to show her high level of intelligence and is learning more and more as her level of trust with us builds.
A visit to Thailand is not complete without meeting such an extra-ordinary elephant as this!