Nong Thung Ngoen with Sri Trang Mother’s at Krabi Elephant House Sanctuary.
Caring for Baby Elephants
One of the most important roles of elephant camps is the care of baby elephants. These young elephants may have been orphaned or abandoned by their mothers, or they may have been rescued from situations where they were in danger. At elephant camps, these baby elephants are given the care and attention they need to survive and thrive.
The care of baby elephants begins with their nutrition. They are fed a diet of milk, supplemented with other foods as they grow older. Baby elephants require a lot of milk, and at elephant camps, they are fed on a regular schedule to ensure they get the nutrients they need to grow and develop.
In addition to their diet, baby elephants also require a lot of attention and care. They need to be kept warm and dry, as they are susceptible to illness when they are young. They also need to be protected from predators and other dangers, which is why they are kept in a safe, enclosed area of the camp.
As they grow older, baby elephants are gradually introduced to other elephants in the camp. They learn social skills and how to interact with other elephants, which is important for their overall well-being. They also receive training from their mahouts, or elephant handlers, who teach them the skills they will need as they get older and become working elephants.