WE’RE BIG FANS OF LEK CHAILERT, and the work she does to help rehabilitate Asian elephants in Thailand. I’ve never seen someone care for animals in such a touching, personal way, and hopefully one day I’ll be able to volunteer at the Elephant Nature Park where she works. Watching her sing this beautiful Thai lullaby to baby elephant Fee Mai fills my heart with such happiness. It only further proves how animals are completely capable of emotional interaction with humans, and that by caring for them and showing them they are loved, they can be restored to a happy state once more.

Find out more about volunteering with Asian elephants with these resources:

How to see elephants responsibly on your trip to Thailand

Celebrity exclusive: Ashley Bell on elephant conservation

Elephant Valley Project: Rehabilitating Cambodia’s Asian elephants

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