73-Year Old Blind And Deaf Elephant Cries When Rescued And Set Free

The sad state of old elephants.

73-Year Old Blind And Deaf Elephant Cries When Rescued And Set Free
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Elephants are emotional and expressive.

Meet Sook-Jai, the 73-year old blind and deaf elephant which cried on being rescued.

Read on to know her full story. 

This is 73-year old Sook-Jai

Elephant Sook- Jai in tears

Sook-Jai, 73,  used to trek tourists since she was young. Worn down and tired through years of hard labour, Sook-Jai became too weak.

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Sook-Jai was saved by the Save Elephant Foundation.

Elephant Sook- Jai
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Save Elephant Foundation moved Sook-Jai to an elephant sanctuary where she could live freely.

Sook- Jai trekking tourists

Elephant Sook- Jai
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Sook-Jai was put into a small metal cab of a big white truck by seven volunteers and was transported to a sanctuary.

She looked shaken and upset when Foundation members first spotted her.

Elephant Sook- Jai
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When Save Elephant Foundation put her in the truck, they could see Sook-Jai crying. Tears rolled down her face. 

Sook-Jai taking mud bath

Elephant Sook- Jai
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The volunteers gave Sook-Jai company and comforted her when they noticed her crying.

Sook-Jai heading to a place where she could be free and happy!

Elephant Sook- Jai
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Sook-Jai finally landed at the place when she had to trek tourists and work for long hours. 

Injury marks were evident on her body.

Elephant Sook- Jai in tears
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When they arrived at the sanctuary, Sook-Jai immediately made her way to the water before making her way to the mud pit. That was fun.

Save Elephant Foundation members taking her away.

Elephant Sook- Jai on truck
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Sook-Jai has lived a hard life. But she is free now.


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