April 15, 2010–Earlier this year we announced that  Soraida Salwala, Founder of the Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE) Elephant Hospital and featured in the elephant conservation documentary, The Eyes of Thailand, shared the successful birth of a new baby elephant, named Dante, on February 15.

Baby Dante reaches to nurse on Kamnoi at FAE's Elephant Hospital (April 12, 2010).

While he and his mother Kamnoi have bonded and are doing well, she is still not able to produce enough milk for him, so the staff at FAE are supplementing her milk with goat’s milk.

Staff at FAE's Elephant Hospital supplement Kamnoi's milk with goats milk, in order to help Dante gain weight (April 12, 2010).

Dante remains small and we’re hoping he is able to start putting on weight. We’ll keep you updated as we hear more information.


Windy Borman

Director/Producer, The Eyes of Thailand