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Wassana : Elephant of the Week at Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary : Fortune

Name: Wassana

Meaning of Name: Wassana means Fortune in Thai

Gender: Female

Age: not given; most likely an adult elephant

Formerly: Trekking elephant & part time logging elephant

Hardships Endured: Abuse by bullhook from her previous owner; injury from stepping on a land mine

A perceptive pachyderm: Wassana knew that she could communicate to Katherine Connor of BLES that she was hurting from the pain of her “maimed foot” & she did, in her own elephant way.

Elephant is now best known for: her boot, which was custom made for her injured foot.

Personality: A delightful elephant

Highlight of Wassana the elephant’s rescue: Wassana Wednesday” & it was even pouring down rain on that day.

Where Now: Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary

Location:  near the village of Baan Tuek in Sukhothai, North Thailand

Bonded With These Elephants at BLES:  a member of the famous Gossip Girls


Wassana : For more of Wassana’s story & photos of this elephant see them at: Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary “Meet Our Elephants”

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Image: BLES    Wassana the elephant enjoying her mudhole


Nowadays at BLES Wassana basks in the wonders of the life of an elephant who just so happens to be a pampered pachyderm, on the receiving end of daily footbaths & foot rubs to help her heal.

And her boot. Wassana just loves her boot! The boot that is placed with love and care over the bandages which help to cushion her injured elephant foot.

But this former trekking / logging elephant did not expect such fortune as her name (Wassana) suggests. Katherine & Anon of BLES were out searching for another elephant, an abused baby elephant, when an “unexpected wrong turn” on a road led them to a “crying” (from the pain her owner inflicted on the elephant when striking Wassana with a bullhook) & “limping” (from a severe “old landmine injury which had blown away half of her foot”) female elephant practically begging to be rescued.


Oh, if only elephants could talk! But they can! It just takes a special human to learn how to listen.

Thank you, Katherine & Anon for serving as those special people who not only listen to elephants but who provide a sanctuary & the love for Asian elephants in need of being rescued.


Image: BLES    Wassana the elephant loves her boot!


Watch YouTube Video “Wassana & her Boot” 

See how Wassana has thrived at BLES on Facebook  Search: Wassana

Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary – BLES  @BLESelephants Facebook page

Boon LottsBLES Films YouTube Channel

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