This Traumatized Elephant Hadn’t Slept For An Entire Week – But Then She Found A New Bosom Buddy

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Image: Facebook/Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
Image: Facebook/Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

The elephant tourism industry in Southeast Asia is killing elephants. After all, in order to supply the demand for elephant treks and circus tricks, people often take the animals from their jungle homes and enslave and abuse them.

Image: Facebook/Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
Image: Facebook/Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Take the recent rescue of Baan Yen, a 50-year-old elephant who had been badly abused at her previous home. When the Phuket Elephant Sanctuary from Thailand found her, she was in desperate need of medical attention.

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Image: Facebook/Phuket Elephant Sanctuary
Image: Facebook/Phuket Elephant Sanctuary

And we know some of what she went through. According to the Phuket Sanctuary, Baan Yen had been working at a camp for over 20 years. Sadly, the conditions there must have been harsh, as they’d taken a heavy toll on her body.

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