Elephant Recognizes The Vet Who Saved Him 12 Years Ago!


There’s one person who won’t give up on treating him, and he’s veterinarian Pattarapol Maneeon of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation. After receiving the elephant Plai Thang from the Forest Industry Organization in Lampang, Dr. Pattarapol cared for and treated him thoughtfully and carefully for many months. Dr. Pattarapol’s dedication brought miracles to the elephant. Then Plai Thang was released into the wild.

While patrolling the area a few days ago, Dr. Pattarapol heard the sound of an elephant. He approached and gestured to the elephant to realize that it was the same elephant he had treated 12 years ago. He was sure that Plai Thang knew him when they engaged each other for a few seconds.

Plai Thang immediately reached out and touched the vet’s hand. It was a sign that the elephant was glad to see an acquaintance. They connected closer. At the moment they touched, Dr. Pattarapol heard Plai Thang’s cry in a tone that he had never heard in another wild elephant.

It is a special connection between humans and elephants, and also an affirmation of the intelligence and gratitude of elephants in general. Elephants are the official animals of Thailand. The conservation and care of domesticated elephants as well as those living in nature reserves is essential.

Such truly amazing and endearing creatures.
Animals are much better than humans…!