In 2004, an elephant saved a girl’s life in Thailand when a tsunami occurred. The girl was riding on the elephant before it hit and the elephant was able to take her to higher ground without trying to throw her off. Today, the girl’s family donates to elephant charities in Thailand.
Girl recalls how baby elephant braved the 2004 tsunami and swirling current to save her
Amber Owen from United Kingdom recollected her month-long winter holiday with her parents back in 2004 and how she was saved by an elephant when a tsunami hit the Phuket beach in Thailand.
Owen was just 8 years old at that time and she was there with her mother, Samantha and stepfather, Eddie.
Every morning, Owen would run to the beach near the hotel to see her favorite 4-year-old elephant, Ning Nong.
“I will feed Ning Nong every morning. I will feed it bananas and ride on its back along the shore. He would wrap his trunk around my shoulder as I feed him bananas,” recalled Owen.
In their hotel just above the beach, little did the family know that a small tremor they experienced that morning will lead to something bigger. No … Continue Reading (3 minute read)