Rescued Elephant Reunited with Mother After Three Years in Touching Video

Rescued Elephant Reunited with Mother After Three Years in Touching Video

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Most people may not realize that elephants have similar years to humans; the young ones stay with their parents until adolescence, about age 11. So when this young elephant was taken away from her mother to service the tourism industry, she was only about one third of the way through being parented. Fortunately, the two have been joyously reunited for the rest of their lives.  

National Geographic reports,

According to Natthanit Sommana, a spokesperson from the sanctuary, Me-Bai spent about three and a half years with her mother in another part of Thailand until she was sold to give rides to tourists.

“Because she was too young, she began to lose weight and could not carry the tourists any longer,” Elephant Nature Park, which is based in Chiang Mai, wrote on its YouTube page.

The young elephant spent three to four years away from its mother, but was recently rescued and brought to the sanctuary. She was nervous and wary of people at first but soon adjusted to her new surroundings, park staff said.

When the caretakers learned that Me-Bai’s mother was working in the tourist industry nearby, they reached out to her owners, who agreed to her retirement at the sanctuary. Mae Yui is thought to be over 30 years old, says Sommana.

How inspiring there are still kind people everywhere who care about the well-being of animals. Watch the sweet reunion video below.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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