Thai baby elephant takes a dip in the pool for rehab
A baby elephant rescued from an animal trap gets hydrotherapy treatment as part of a lengthy rehabilitation process to heal her injured foot. Colette Luke from reuters reports.
Thailand's five-month-old baby elephant Fah Jam getting some hydrotherapy to heal her injured foot. After walking into a trap set by villagers in November, Baby Fah Jam is being looked after at a private garden in the city of Pattaya..
MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NONG NOOCH TROPICAL GARDEN, KAMPON TANSACHA, SAYING: "Right now her health, I think we are quite safe to say that is almost hundred percent and now is only the leg problem, and we must solve that..."
Like any youngster - she's petrified at having to walk on the injured left front foot.
But the vet doesn't want to have to give Fah Jam a prosthetic ... and that's why they're having her swim...
The therapy will take up to two months...and she should be able to get by...
Thailand has some 3700 elephants left in the wild with another 4,000 domesticated. A baby elephant rescued from an animal trap gets hydrotherapy treatment as part of a lengthy rehabilitation process to heal her injured foot. Colette Luke reports.