It did not take long for Khamla and her herd to accept Darrick to be one of their herd. Darrick was on the trip to rescue and transport them in June of last year and spent the whole trip with them while they were transported to our project. Darrick cannot be a full time mahout because he is busy all day with many work projects for animals, but when he makes free time, he goes to spend time with Khamla and her herd. They all know who is his love. And they call out for him when he is not among them. To be herd is a rare privilege in the current tourist model of elephant experience. One day it will be a respected and time-honored right. They need to be herd. They need to be heard ! Time for us to listen.
Baby elephant ‘rescues’ man who saved her
Story Dated : October 18, 2016