Meet Faa Mai, a 5-year-old elephant residing at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She’s here to make your day.
The Elephant Nature Park operates thanks to the Save Elephant Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides care and a safe place for Thailand’s captive elephant population “through a multifaceted approach involving local community outreach, rescue and rehabilitation programs, and educational ecotourism operations.”
The founder of the Save Elephant foundation is Sangduen “Lek” Chailert, who was named one of Time Magazine’s Heroes of Asia in 2005 and the Ford Foundation’s “Hero of the Planet” in 2001. She has been advocating for the rights and welfare of the Asian elephants in Thailand for years and has created a safe sanctuary for them for almost 20 years.
Faa Mai certainly seems to be enjoying herself at the Elephant Nature Park. In this video, she is seen joyously playing with blue ribbon. Although we first worry that she is simply tangled in the ribbon and is trying to shake it off, it soon becomes clear that she’s having the time of her life.
If you’re in need of a pick me up today, this 3 minute video should do the trick.