Elephants don’t get any more stunning than they already are. Perfect gentle giants who are willing to give so much love to us humans, they really are one of the most special creatures we’ve ever got to meet.
Not only they are sweet and loving, but very musical as well. But no matter how much they love listening to instruments being played on, for one very special elephant, the best music comes straight out of her rescuer’s mouth.
The bond between FaaMai and her caretaker named Lek Chailert has always been a special one, but it was music that made it even stronger.
When FaaMai was brought to Chailert’s Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand as a calf, she had difficulties adjusting, but Chailert found just the way to calm her down and make sure she understands that things were going to be just fine. How she did it? By singing lullabies.
Now, after a couple of years, a new elephant calf arrived at the Natural Park and FaaMai fell in love with it the moment she saw that cute bundle of joy. She believes she’s the calf’s mommy and takes great care of it, so baby Thing Ae knows he’s in great hands.
Chailert recalls that one time when FaaMai interrupted her while she was taking a photo with some visitors to take her to a very special place.
“While I was meeting with visitors, FaaMai suddenly intruded our talk with clear intent. She pushed me along out into the field, directing me somewhere and I wondered what it was that she really wanted.”
Wrapping her trunk around Chailert, FaaMai took her to baby Thong Ae because she wanted her to sing it to it the way she sings to FaaMai herself.
“Finally, FaaMai took me to see the little Thong Ae, whom she wants to adopt as her own. In the end, it seems as if FaaMai wanted me to lullaby her little friend, as she is so fond when I sing a lullaby to her.”
What makes elephants special is the fact that they create strong bonds between each other and the female elephants take care of all the calves from their heard as though they are their own.
Chailert is very pleased her girl FaaMai turned into a loving and caring elephant who’s got so much love to give to everyone around.
“It is so beautiful to see my little girl who has such a heart of care. I am so proud of this girl!”
Seeing the ‘mother’ and the calf enjoying a lullaby together is so sweet and touching.
As for FaaMai, the staff at the Natural Park say how she’s got a very vibrant personality but knows how to be mischievous every now and then.
One of her caretakers who knows her since birth says:
“We called her little Miss Mischief, because if there was trouble we knew Faa Mai was not far to be found!
Now she has grown into a beautiful young lady with a great sense of responsibility and a heart of gold.”
Below is the cute video of FaaMai and the little calf that will make your day!