Happy first anniversary to us and what an incredible year it has been!
We first opened our hearts and doors of Samui Elephant Haven on 9 August 2018 with just three elephants – Morolair our fabulous nanny-figure and the now famed duo of babies Sri Nin and Nong Pech. We built pools for the elephants to bathe in, night shelters for them to sleep soundly in, offices, reception and restaurant areas for guests to meet and dine in. Little by little, we added to our collection of wonderful gentle giants: Sudarat, was rescued from tourism-trekking in October and our handsome boy Plai Bang followed in November.
2019 has seen a busy year for us making continuous improvements. We have taken on another 30 rai of land which we are currently elephant-proofing so that our herd can move to a place where there are beautiful natural pools in which to play. Aom and her baby Perm Poon joined us in March. I’m sure you will all remember when we had the long walk to freedom with pregnant Somboon and sickly Sri Nuan with Lek Chailert? And the last addition was Kwan Samui, who you all see playing so happily with her two best friends that now make up the cheeky trio!