29 December 2011
19 December 2011
After so many boys born this year, there has finally been a girl. Jumjuree has given birth to a cute, little girl at 3:09am. She is so little Jumjuree's mahout, Ya, had to help her reach to feed. This is Jumjuree's third baby. More photos on Facebook.
8 December 2011
Namphueng and her third baby, Plai Saen Laan Non (Namphueng's mahout) is happy it's a boy
29 October 2011
Ploy Meepan with Boon Rueng Boon Rueng
12 October 2011
Dok Fai gives birth to a healthy boy during the worst floods in living memory at the famous monument of King Naresuan and Wat Phu Khao Thong. Her baby boy has been named Plai Phu KhaoThong, (nick name King Naresuan) in honour of the shrine dedicated to the king who saved Ayutthaya approximately 400 years ago.
Phu Khao Thong Dok Fai and her baby boy
15 February 2011
Not to be outdone and being another "special day" Galaget decided to drop her bundle so her little boy could be called Valentine! A big strapping boy with long tail and excellent structure, this is Galaget's third baby and with same father Junboon as Angpow so they are officially related. We know there are many Elephantstay team members who will be very excited about this little boy! Galaget being a favourite elephant for many of you out there. As usual mother and baby are doing extremely well!
Chorn is a happy daddy AGAIN!!!
Here comes the afterbirth! Chorn removes the afterbirth The afterbirth is washed
Then smoked until dry
The afterbirth is put into the elephant spirit house as an offering to Buddha and then it can be used as a medicine, to help with ailments such as asthma. It is boiled, similar to chinese herbal medicine.
7 February 2011
A birth so many of our Elephantstayers were looking forward to! Rumruay gave birth to baby number 43, this morning at 4am, Monday 7th February 2011. Being Chinese New Year the healthy baby girl has been nicknamed Angpow after the red envelopes given out at Chinese New Year. The red envelope bears a front image that garners blessings and good wishes to the recipient and contains money. The money is used to suppress or put down evil spirits.This is Rumruay's second baby.
Chris Watt (pictured right) is thrilled and proud as Rumruay was her elephant for her 2 weeks here. On Chris's last visit she had Nampet who is currently in the nursery so now she has become a Grandmother twice!!!!!!!!!!! thanks Chris!!!!!!
We are going to give her an elephant for the rest of her time here who is not pregnant now as well as helping look after the new mum and baby!