About Baby Am
Just 4 years old, Am was born in 2008 to mother Bua Thong and was the first elephant to be born at GTAEF elephant camp to much celebration. She is a very sweet baby who has enough aunts and uncles in the camp to teach her as she grows up. Bua Thong was unsure at times of how to handle her new born but was very patient as Am would run around discovering new things and people.
Never still, Am is always running around so its a rare moment to see her sleeping, she would sleep underneath Bua Thong.
When Am was asleep she sought the comfort of her mother and would put out her legs to always be touching Bua Thong.
Baby elephants suckle from the month for about 3 years getting calcium and other vital nutrients from the milk. If a baby is taken from the mother too early, it runs the risk of huge health problems as it grows up particularly for boy elephants, the risk of breaking tusks from lack of calci
Every little bit counts
Every dollar raised goes to the elephants. Your donations are used to feed the elephants a mix of sugarcane, bananas and grass and on special occasions they're given fruit (their favorites are watermelon, apples, pineapple). A portion of your donations are also used to help fund two permanent veterinarians who provide preventative and emergency care for the elephants.
Help is needed to care for them, their mahouts and their families. This includes up to 600lbs of food and 60 gallons of water a day, along with permanent veterinary care which amounts to $1000 a month. Your contribution, however large or small, will be combined with others from people like yourself to sponsor Pumpui and her friends to ensure the well being of each elephant through funding their food, care and veterinary care.
There's two forms of donations.