Baby Dante playing at FAE's Elephant Hospital (March 24, 2010).

April 7, 2010–In addition to building prosthetic limbs for elephants (like Mosha and Motala) that step on landmines, the Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE) Elephant Hospital also treats elephants for everything from illness to injuries. On February 19, 2010, Kamnoi and her healthy baby boy, whom they’ve since named Dante, arrived at FAE.

Baby Dante with his mother Kamnoi at FAE's Elephant Hospital (March 30, 2010).

Kamnoi and Dante are bonding, but he continues to grow very slowly. Consequently, FAE supplements his mother’s milk with goat milk, because she does not produce enough.

Please send good thoughts for Dante to continue to grow to Soraida Salwala and her staff at FAE’s Elephant Hospital.  We’ll send updates as they come!


Windy Borman

Director/Producer The Eyes of Thailand

Baby Dante drinks water after playing at FAE's Elephant Hospital (March 30, 2010).