A mother for Jun and Gold and freedom for Bun Kun
Young elephants, like Jun and Gold, need the support, guidance, and safety of their mothers and their herd to learn, grow and thrive. So, the ECC has brought Bun Kon (herself a former captive elephant in the tourist riding industry) to the Center as their surrogate mother.
Bun Kon has never had a calf of her own, but she is a natural and loves spending time with Jun and Gold. She has developed protective ‘mother’s instincts’ and keeps a watchful eye on her new kids. And she loves the freedom to roam, explore and forage at the Center. A win-win!