"Sometimes, when we watch our fragile new arrivals take their first few shaky steps of freedom, we burst with pride for them," the blog said. "Yet, at the same time we share a silent sadness, because we all know that despite our tireless efforts, expert care and endless amounts of love, these beautiful old and oh so wise souls, will not be with us for very long."
Sao Noi is "no longer trapped in this life that wore down her body and broke her spirit," BLES wrote. But she'll be sorely missed.
Every day, elephants like Sao Noi are forced to work in tourist camps - but BLES works hard to help a special few escape. To support BLES in its mission to save elephants, you can donate here.