In 2011, a baby elephant was taken from tis mother. Four years later, the two reunited owing to the efforts taken by employees of Thailand's National Park.
The female elephant, named Me Bai, was taken away from her mother to be sold into Thailand's tourism. The little elephant was used to carry tourists around. However, the job was too stressful for the animal, and it was set free. Me Bai was sent to the north of the country, where the Elephant National Park is situated.
Park employees soon began a search for the elephant's mother, Mae Yui, and subsequently made a three-day trip to her village to stage a reunion between the two. The two reunited on April 3, and park officials are reportedly working to introduce them back into their natural habitat.
In a video below, you can take a look at the happy reunion.
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