This Baby Elephant Loves Cuddling With Her Caretaker
Allie has lived with this little elephant since the day the calf was born. As you can see, they have developed quite the bond. The video was taken at an elephant camp that shares property with the Chai Lai Orchid.
Allie’s bond with the calf is so deep, they both enjoy their cuddling time, even though it might look more vigorous than your run-of-the-mill cuddle. One baby elephant can weigh around 200 pounds, which is already too much for an adult human male! Can you imagine what it would feel like if an adult human trying to sit on your lap? Don’t answer that...
The Chai Lai Orchid is an ecolodge in Northern Thailand that shares property with an elephant camp with 12 elephants. After two years of watching this herd of elephants be used for mass tours, The Chai Lai Orchid is trying to rescue this family of elephants and create a sanctuary for them in Northern Thailand.
Elephants are incredibly intelligent and emotional creatures, and baby elephants need love and care to thrive just as readily as a human child does. Luckily, it looks like neither of these things are in short supply at Chai Lai Orchid, and we hope that this baby grows up to be happy and strong.
Chai Lai Orchid is working to enlarge the scope of their work by creating a sanctuary and helping to transition the elephants that belong to the camp next to them to sanctuaries. If you want to help them in their endeavors, then you can tweet Ricky Gervais, to persuade the animal-loving British actor to visit their elephants and raise awareness of the cause. Here’s to hoping they achieve their goals!