It’s pretty well known that elephants lead complex emotional lives that rival humans’, with displays ranging from rage, stress and grief to joy, love and compassion.
And little else evokes such pure, unadulterated joy than the birth of a baby elephant – or in the case of Dok Geaw, welcoming a baby orphan into the herd.
Dok Geaw was born in Thailand and orphaned when he was just four months old. His mother was still forced to work even after suffering complications during childbirth, and eventually died after being taken to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center’s Hospital in Lampang.
Dok Geaw was then sent to the Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand on May 25, when he was one year and nine months old and weighed in at just over 1,700 lbs.
Immediately after his arrival, Dok Geaw was enthusiastically greeted by his new herd – Dok Rak, Dok Ngern, Dok Mai, Faa Mai, Faa Sai and Sri Nuan – who were so happy to see the little guy they immediately ran over to greet him!
“Thanks to the Thai Elephant Conservation Center Lampang ( TECC ) for the best care of the little boy. From now we will do our best to take care of him. Welcome Dok Geaow to our herd,” the organization wrote on its web site to announce his arrival.
Thank goodness this sweet baby now has a home and a herd to call his own!
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