Elephants are fascinating animals. They possess many traits and physical features that make them one of a kind. If I were to ask you what is the very first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘elephant’, you would probably say “memory.” Yes. Memory is the feature that elephants have a lot of. It is said that if a person ᴍɪsᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ them when they were young, they will remember him even 40 years later.
How can they have developed such good memory power?
This, like everything in nature, remains a mystery. However, elephants seem to be one of the most disrespected and ᴍɪsᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ species in the world. They are hunted down to this day for their tusks. Elephants have been used as means of transportation and ᴍɪsᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴇᴅ as such for many years.
After animal-human rights organizations obtained footage of several cases where they were being abused, they pushed for the bill to ban the use of them in circuses. Many of them have suffered a lot. They have experienced a lot of ᴛʀᴀᴜᴍᴀ and carry sequels of it for many years. Many of them are tired of doing the same thing repeatedly. Entertaining tourists, carrying heavy loads, and posing for pictures on an empty stomach is something they do daily. They may have a long life, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good one.
The lucky ones are rescued by non-profit organizations that help them heal their wounds, both physical and psychological.
Ayeya May is an orphaned baby elephant in Winga Baw Elephant Camp, Myanmar. She’s not the only elephant in the camp, in fact, two others are also living here. 7-month-old Yuyu and 4-month-old Mary also live at the camp.We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; there’s nothing cuter than a baby elephant! We just love them, they’re such emotional and beautiful creatures.
Ayeya May the baby elephant requires direct care at this time as she is separated from her mother. What she craves is motherly companionship; she needs to feel cared for. Thankfully, Lek Chailert, the founder of the Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, visits the camp.After Lek Chailert has fed Ayeya May her milk, she likes to make the baby elephant feel comfortable. Giving this gentle giant the best care is Leik Chailert’s number one priority.
To calm this gorgeous creature, Lek Chailert sings lullabies to her while she strokes her head to nurse her to sleep. Hearing her sing to the elephant is like how a mother would sing to her newborn baby. It truly is a special bond these two have. You can see why Ayeya May feels so comfortable around this loving human – their bond is too pure. It’s just so special to see this creature be treated with the dignity and respect that it deserves..
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