The Haven[ly] Trumpet

The Haven[ly] Trumpet is a blog that shares all of Samui Elephant Haven’s news. An informative update on all of the Haven’s goings-on, rescues, births, christenings, new programmes, successes and events.

THE DAINTY FEET OF AN ELEPHANT

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Baby Elephant Haven and His Dainty Feet
Elephants feet are surprisingly complex yet rather endearing and remarkably graceful. Take a look at the anatomy of an elephant’s foot; it’s formed in such a way that these gentle giants walk on the very tips of their five toes. Asian elephants have one more toenail per foot more than…

SUDURAT [FINALLY] BECOMES AN OFFICIAL NANNY

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Baby Elephant Haven Being Accepted into the Herd at Samui Elephant Haven
Sudurat, otherwise known as ‘The Boss’ is the head nanny at Samui Elephant Haven. She started her life as a logging elephant before being moved to Pattaya where she endlessly trekked with tourists on her back. Now free of chains and any form of cruelty at the Haven, she happy…

HAVEN IS A MONTH OLD!

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Momma Elephand with One Month Old Baby Elephant Haven
Today, our little scamp Haven is a month old. A lot has changed since he was born. Being a baby elephant is very complicated, but also lots of fun! It’s a joy watching him grow up and change daily. Somboon gave birth to healthy baby boy Haven on Friday 13…

A LITTLE BOY IS NAMED

Our Baby Elephant Boy Has Been Named Haven
After months of deliberations and discussions, Samui Elephant Haven named a little boy-elephant today! Even before he arrived at the Haven, the little chap had quite a journey. Somboon, his beautifully calm mother walked from one side of Koh Samui to the other to be greeted by a magnificent herd…

NO TO BATHING

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Two Samui Elephant Haven Elephants Bathing Naturally
The most asked question at Samui Elephant Haven is “Can we bathe with elephants?” Imagine being in a pool with five rather large and very boisterous animals that want to play with cheery abandon; climbing over and ducking each other, wallowing and splashing, trunk slapping and trumpeting. It’s a joy…

A NEW BABY BOY IS WELCOMED TO THE WORLD UNDER A FULL MOON

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A Newborn Baby Elephant Boy Born at Samui Elephant Haven
A Sagittarius baby-boy-elephant was born just before the strike of midnight, under the last full moon of the decade and on auspicious Friday 13 December. A pretty lucky day for a trunked-boy to be born. The moons phase intensified feelings of love; this is undoubtedly true when Somboon introduced him…

VOLUNTEERS PROGRAMME

Maew Suriya The Founder of Samui Elephant Haven with Elephant
Samui Elephant Haven has recently introduced a volunteers, or ‘aides’ programme which is offered to a very limited group of visitors. Guests will live amongst the elephants for a week and experience a full immersion programme and learn everything there is to know about elephants and the local culture. The elephants’…

SAMUI ART BINS

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Some Beautiful Art Bins at the Samui Elephant Haven
On the sleepy island of Koh Samui in southern Thailand, there is a group of artists and expat lasses who are making the shores of the Gulf of Thailand beautiful once again.  Inspirational artist Donna Reiss gathers her brushes and paints oversized rubbish bins with beautiful sea-themed art.  Donna is…

AN ART[FUL] ELEPHANT

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An Artful Elephant Event Flyer for Samui Elephant Haven
AN ART[FUL] ELEPHANT Samui Elephant Haven and the Art in Mind community together, present an extraordinary exhibition of children’s paintings and drawings depicting the worlds largest land mammal: the elephant. Samui Elephant Haven welcomes children to paint elephants on reusable tote bags under the guidance of Gae, the founder of…

THE PAINTED ELEPHANT

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The Painted Elephant Colouring Book at the Samui Elephant Haven
Local creative consultancy QWERTY PR, is a passionate supporter of Samui Elephant Haven and has partnered with artists from around the world to create an elephant-themed colouring book for children and adults titled ‘The Painted Elephant’.  The downloadable e-book and the limited edition print book will help bring awareness to…
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