The Asian Elephant Hospital, run by Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE), is the only hospital of its kind offering care to injured and abused elephants. Founded by Soraida Salwala, the hospital is sponsored by her parent organization Friends of the Asian Elephant, whose purpose is to stop the export of Asian elephants, provide education regarding imminent extinction, and supply medical care to elephants that have been abused or abandoned by their owners, or injured by stepping on landmines while crossing into Burma. Salwala estimates that if action isn’t taken to preserve and care for these majestic, time-honored representatives of Thailand, they will be gone within 50 years.


Mosha with temporary prosthesis