Friday, October 21, 2011

Thong Dee Splashing Around

Thong Dee, the old lady of our herd, absolutely loves the water!

A few times each week the elephants will take a bath in the large reservoir at the top of the village between the school and the temple and Thong Dee is always first in the water.

She goes to the same spot in the water each time and just lies down on her side. She uses her trunk as a snorkel and also for cleaning her body and ears. She usually enjoys splashing around on her own but sometimes Bpee Mai will try to play with her. One time Bpee Mai was trying to crawl on her side and she kicked him to get him to stop bothering her. Volunteers always enjoy watching bath time and especially watching Thong Dee splashing around!