Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tong Dee acts as Grandmother to Bpee Mai

This past week volunteers have enjoyed watching the growing bond between Tong Dee and Bpee Mai.
Tong Dee is renowned for being a bit of a loner, but over the course of the last few weeks Bpee Mai has taken to spending time with her. For example, yesterday Tong Dee was being her usual self standing away from the group feeding on corn and Bpee Mai ran over and ate next to her for half an hour. Today while the elephants were bathing Bpee Mai and Tong Dee lay next to each other in the water just enjoying each other’s company. It is really exciting to watch Tong Dee act as a grandmother figure to Bpee Mai and we hope to see more interesting social behaviour between the two in the future.