This is the wonderful moment a rescued elephant calf takes her first bath — an experience she fell in love with right away. People can’t get enough of the cute little creature having fun in the pool, and she can’t get enough of people watching her do it!
Chaba’s life wasn’t always like this, even though she appears to be happier than ever. The young elephant was born in captivity, and her playroom in Chiang Mai, Thailand, was nothing more than a small concrete cage. BunMa, the calf’s mother, was compelled to do acts in order to amuse people, just like so many other elephants. If it hadn’t been for some kind volunteers from the Save Elephant Foundation, Chaba might have met the same death.
These dedicated folks have succeeded to save both Chaba and her mother after great efforts, and they have transported them both to the Elephant Nature Park, a rehabilitation center in Northern Thailand.
“When our team discovered about Chaba and her mother, BunMa, we did all we could to aid them,” Ry Emmerson, Save Elephant Foundation’s programs director, told The Dodo. “We discovered them in a tiny concrete pen…it was evident right away that they were both in bad health and need quick assistance.”
Now the mother-daughter duo, finally have the chance of a well deserved peaceful life. But while BunMa looks so relieved after all she has been thorough, her sweet baby don’t miss any chance to explore new adventures at the rescue center. By far her best experience at the Save Elephant Foundation was to take a bath, her very first bath. A habit she enjoys every time she gets the opportunity.
“She enjoys splashing about in the water,” the rescuer stated on Facebook. ” Mom takes a break from playing and relaxes for a minute. She’s becoming more self-assured and learning a lot.”