Watch Touching Reunion of Rescued Elephant and Her Mother
After serving in the Thai tourist industry, an elephant named Me-Bai was sent to a sanctuary and reunited with her mother, who hadn’t forgotten her.
The saying “an elephant never forgets” has new meaning this week, as a video of a rescued Asian elephant reuniting with its mother goes viral.
Shot on the nonprofit Elephant Nature Park sanctuary in northern Thailand, the video shows a young female Asian elephant named Me-Bai nuzzling and interacting with her mother, Mae Yui.
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.