Faa Mai is an elephant full of love for one particular person — she’s obsessed with Lek Chailert, founder of Elephant Nature Park (ENP), the Thailand elephant sanctuary that Faa Mai calls home.
Sometimes that love makes her a bit overprotective. In a recent Facebook post, Chailert describes an incident in which Faa Mai wouldn’t let her out of her sight — or her grasp.
“Today she [Faa Mai] spied me out of the corner of her eye while she was playing in the mud and happily came to hug me with a trunk full of mud,” Chailert said. “All my hair and face was covered with mud, so I went down to the river to clean myself off.”