Unforgettable Bond: Half-Sister Elephants Reunite After Years Apart

The Elephant Nature Park and Save Elephant Foundation in Thailand are well-known for their dedicated work providing aid to needy elephants.

Half-sister elephants Chana and Sai Thong have a history of togetherness. Growing up, they were inseparable companions, even accompanying each other to sell bananas and sugarcane due to the allowance of elephants in many locations.

However, their bond was tested when Chana suffered a leg injury in an accident. Saengduean “Lek” Chailert, founder of the Save Elephant Foundation, and a vets crew were on hand to provide medical attention.

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After a 4 to 5-month treatment period, Chana was moved elsewhere to continue her recovery, thus separating the sisters.

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Despite their separation, the tie between Sai Thong and Chana remained robust, a testament to studies by international wildlife researchers that affirm the pivotal role elder sisters play in an elephant family.

A turning point in their lives came recently when an ailing Sai Thong was brought back to the foundation.

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The reunion of the elephant sisters was a joyous spectacle as they resumed their playful interactions as if they were youngsters again.

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Their happiness was undeniable, echoing through the sanctuary with rumbling and squealing. In elephant families, elder sisters play a significant role, often influencing the development of their younger siblings.

Now, thanks to the protective confines of the sanctuary, Chana and Sai Thong have the chance to rekindle their sisterly bond.

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Their reaction to their reunion was a testament to their undying memory of each other as they squealed in shared joy.

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