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Enough R and R…..we are up and running with the herd today at ELEPHANT NATURE PARK!!! For those of you who remember as well as newcomers to the blog….. on my last visit in 2008, my best buddy Diana and I spent a full day volunteering at the park and working with blind elephant Jokie and her best friends Mae Perm and Jodi,a full time volunteer at ENP
Above is the video featuring many of my images from the 2008 visit. Today we will be visiting old friends and making many more new ones….this time with 3 upgraded cameras and a video on board!! Woo Hoo!!
Look for live video and ipadio phone casts coming in below as the day progresses and keep yoru eyes peeled for our blog update about how the day’s events unfold tonight!!!
ABOVE: Two of the resident mahouts and their elephant companions. A mahout is a person who drives and looks after elephants. The mahout starts his career very young, usually at about ten years old. The mahout is usually given an elephant to look after and care for for the rest of the elephant’s life.
Above is MEDO who was recently fostered by the participants in Bead Trunk Show this past November
Our group is fostering Medo for 3 years
Beautiful blind JOKIA is above sitting like a puppy. I am her foster mom for 3 years
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