And yet through all this suffering it was plain to see the love and gratitude these elephants had to the founder of the park -- Lek Chailert. Her inspirational passion and dedication towards saving these elephants has been rewarded with a sacred bond unlike any other.
These elephants love her unconditionally. In a way I believe these wise creatures know that it was Lek that saved them from a life of abuse. You know when Lek is around as the elephants trumpet and rush to be around her, to feel her healing touch.
To accomplish what she has done was no mere feat. Many people fiercely oppose her morals and the park is surrounded by elephant trekking experiences, the very thing she is working against. She is definitely in the lions' den!