If you’ve spent time in Thailand you’ve seen young elephants in unusual places like street corners, beaches, and floating markets. I used to think it was cute but always felt uncertain about it. I would wonder, how does that elephant feel? Now I’ve learned that wild females stay with their mothers for life, and males until they reach breeding age. A safe guess would be that they miss their mommies.

But hey, at least Maek has a buddy, right? I just hope he doesn’t do something to ruin this budding relationship…