Friday, 29 December 2017

New baby born....number 70!

Welcome to the world little girl! Baitoy had a gorgeous healthy baby at 5am this morning. That makes 70 successful births since 2000. Happy healthy elephants breed. Making sure elephants live into the future is one of our goals which we realize with every birth.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Welcome Back

Welcome back to Krysti. Krysti came back because she fell in love with Yitor. But also because Elephantstay is the place she feels most happy and relaxed. Its like heaven. Continuing to learn and bond with Yitor has been another fantastic experience.

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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Hall of Fame

Jumbo congratulations to Melissa Dowling for achieving Silver status in our Hall of Fame, as this is her tenth visit! Melissa looks after our oldest Elephant Sinuwan her dedication to her is a beautiful thing. Although we and Sinuwan do hope that watermelon will be shared 

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Back Home again

Its great to be back home and having cleaned up and got organized after 3 weeks of being out because of the floods. Today we were able to accommodate all of our elephantstayers with 11 elephants! Thanks to Elephant Encounters, who were able to change their dates and help us celebrate being home and help care for our elephants!

Congratulations to Jenny

Congratulations to Jenny the founder of Elephant Encounters for her 19th visit! "I keep coming back because I love it here. I love the work you are doing. I love the expertise and seeing the young kids learning from their fathers. I love the elephant culture and the 5000 years of history. The shared history of people and mahouts is so important to learn about and understand and here it is encouraged to give elephants a sustainable future" Jenny has a beautiful bond with Rumruay that she deepens on every visit! 

Welcome back to Sharon

Welcome back to Sharon! Sharon came 10 years ago and the last thing she said when she was getting in the car to leave was I will be back. Her advice is don't leave it for 10 years! Sharon cared for Pisamy the first time who has since passed, but she is loving caring for Rasamee.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Welcome to Lexi our newest staff team member

Jumbo welcome to Lexi Zamrzla! We are excited to introduce Lexi, our newest staff team member. Having worked with Elephants in Zimbabwe and the USA, Lexi is passionate about elephant conservation and sharing that with others so she is looking forward to meeting you all! Looks like Soi already likes her!

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Monday, 2 October 2017

New baby born, number 69!

What a wonderful start of the day!
Welcome to the world Number 69! Well that was a surprise! Well done Galaget on the birth of your big healthy boy! This is Galaget's fourth baby, no wonder she is so relaxed!

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Welcome back Michael

Welcome back to Michael for the second time. Michael came 3 years ago and had such a great, fun time he was keen to return and reconnect to Elephantstay. He looked after Oijai the first time and so was able to care for her again!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Farewell Belynda

Today we say goodbye to our sweet Belynda. She could not go any longer. We brought her home from the vets in February with 3 days of medication as she was not expected to last much more than that. We were hoping she would last to April but did not expect she would still be with us till now. Belynday was a cat with the sweetest temperament. She would not hurt a fly. It is hard to believe she had a son like Munchie, they could not be more different from each other. Over the last 6 months we have been bringing her into our house at night to watch some TV with us. She would sit on my lap for hours so content. RIP Belynda.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Welcome Back Erin

Welcome back to Erin. She is back at Elephantstay for the 11th time in only 4 years, wow! This says it all, really. Erin's bond with Rosukon keeps getting stronger! Beautiful couple.  

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Welcome back

Welcome back to Lauren, Alexis and Luke for the second time. First time the Assi family came was 5 years ago. They had such a fantastic time Lauren wanted to return to make sure the kids would still remember their time. As Alexis said, "it is the best vacation I have ever had" and this family travels a lot! Thank you for looking after Rumruay - Elephantstay again!

Daily routine

Bathing and cleaning an elephant is one of the highlights of our program.
As you see, it takes more then a few hands to clean our elder elephants.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Welcome Back Jenny

Welcome back again Jenny! 
This is Jenny's 18th time - she's been so many times now that we lost track and got it wrong for her last welcome back. Apologies Jenny and thank you for taking elephantastic care of Rumruay. Thank you also for bringing another great Elephant Encountersgroup. 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Bayer visit

Thank you to Guido Grassi, Head of Animal Health Bayer for your continued support of our elephants. We are very pleased to continue our relationship and give you and your family a chance to interact with our elephants! 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Welcome Back Rob

Welcome back to Rob Dickens! This is Rob's second time here. Rob says, "My first visit was for only 3 days so I'm back to spend longer at this amazing place." Thank you for taking care of Rumruay!

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Welcome back Sigrid

Welcome back to Sigrid for the 4th time. Sigrid said, "I love the hands on #experience that #Elephantstay offers and I feel I'm really contributing to the welfare of #asianelephants. I'd rather be here than on a cruise any day." Thank you for taking care of Sinuwan💗🐘💗

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Jenny 17 times!

Jumbo welcome back for the 17th time! Jenny is our first #ElephantstayerGold Hall of Famer! Jenny's first visit was in 2006 She looked after Loong Sap many times before her passing. It was the connection she made with Loong Sap that inspired her to form Elephant Encounters, tours giving others the same wonderful experiences that she has had. Jenny now takes care of #Rumruay and has formed a special friendship with her as well. From regular stays, fundraisers and friendship we thank Jenny for her invaluable support. 

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

River scrub time

Another busy week with guests from Australia.
Our guests as well as our elephants are enjoying the river on a nice and not too hot afternoon.

New staff Tegan

Jumbo welcome to our newest staff member Tegan Thacker. Tegan has extensive wildlife rehab experience and most recently worked at Australia Zoo educating visitors on animal welfare and conservation. We are excited to have Tegan join our team and Elephantstay family.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Visit St. Stephen International School

We had a great time meeting the kids and talking about Elephants on Monday at St Stephens International School. Their enthusiasm was wonderful. 
Jumbo thanks for your hard work raising 20,000 baht for the eles!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Erin in Hall of Fame!

WOW Congratulations Erin Green for being inducted into our #HallofFameas a silver member!! That is 10 visits looking after Rosukon! Erin only needs 3 words to describe why 

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Mellissa in Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Melissa Dowling for being inducted into the Hall of Fame as a bronze member! Melissa was one of the first elestayers and has been returning regularly ever since. Everytime her bond gets stronger and stronger with Sinuwan and it is wonderful that she can give her the special care she requires in her twilight years. Thank you for being such a great support to Elephantstay and our elephants!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

13th March National Thai Elephant Day

National Elephant Day is all about raising awareness of the endangered Asian Elephant. The elephants and people were blessed and Arjarn Daeng and enjoyed a special feast of treats.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Katherine in our Hall of Fame

We are thrilled to announce our latest Hall of Fame inductee. Jumbo congratulations to Katherine who has now been to Elephantstay six times! In Katherine's words "I love coming back to help look after all the elephants. Every time there is something new to experience and see. I especially love spoiling Rumruay with lots of attention and plenty of treats. The staff are always so welcoming, it feels like a second home. I can't wait for my next trip!"

Friday, 10 February 2017

Thursday, 9 February 2017

New baby born!

Late news, last December number 67 elephant was been born to Doksamu! A baby boy named Prab Phrayack born at 4.04 am. Here a lovely photo of Mom and baby.