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Mae Boon Ma

Copyright: © 2010 Jeremy Villasis. All Rights Reserved.

 

Mae Boon Ma is one of Elephant Nature Park's most popular. She is referred to as the "Almost-White Elephant," making her quite special since white elephants are extremely rare, very sacred and highly revered in Thailand.

 

Mae Boon Ma used to work for the logging industry, and later on for various trekking camps. The lack of food, physical exhaustion and abuse over a long period of time has created psychological and eye problems for the elephant. She was leased by her owners to the park in 2003.

 

Want your travel to Thailand to be a meaningful one? Please check out: www.elephantnaturepark.org for information on how you can help.

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Taken on October 30, 2009