PM checks on health of Plai Sak Surin, male elephant recently returned from Sri Lanka in Lampang

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During his tour, the premier joined a team of officials checking on the health of Plai Sak Surin, a male elephant that had recently returned from Sri Lanka and is currently recuperating at the center.

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has visited the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang province, a unique facility originally established as the world’s only training center for baby elephants. Following a change in government policy that resulted in the closure of forests and left many elephants jobless, the center has been repurposed to serve as a sanctuary and hospital for elderly and sick elephants.

During his tour, the premier joined a team of officials checking on the health of Plai Sak Surin, a male elephant that had recently returned from Sri Lanka and is currently recuperating at the center.



A memorable moment from the visit was when the prime minister received a tote bag painted by Somsri, a well-known elephant at the center. The center’s application of herbal tonics for elephants, derived from traditional Thai medicine, highlights their innovative and compassionate methods for ensuring the health and welfare of these majestic animals. (NNT)