Sunday 9 August marks the second anniversary of Samui Elephant Haven
SAMUI ELEPHANT HAVEN MAKES BIRTHDAY CAKE
Celebrations throughout 2020 have been overshadowed by the pandemic that has swept across the world. Tourism in Thailand has left hotels empty and full of nothing other than haunting echos and streets in complete darkness. Elephants across the country are struggling to survive as camps, and ethical sanctuaries close their doors. It’s a time of crisis.
Samui Elephant Haven has its own resident herd of 11 elephants, and of course, their baby bull Haven Moonlight who was born under the last full moon of the decade in 2019. As many gentle giants have been affected on Koh Samui. Maew Suriya, the founder of the park, has committed to caring for another nine elephants until tourism improves.
The team at Samui Elephant Haven want to mark their second anniversary with a sense of positivity in these difficult times. The Haven and other rescue organisations across the country have received incredible financial help from their followers around the world. TIPCO have supplied tonnes of pineapple tops for food, communities have helped cut down trees, landowners are donating plots for banana tree planting and artists are donating their time and creating magical works of art.
Maew would quietly like to celebrate with lowkey celebrations where guests are invited to make a fruit-filled elephant cake and watch Aom and Perm Poon swim happily in their infinity pool.