We gave to Jokia a long time to be with her great love.She stood over her for almost 6 hours, touching and nudging and leaning against the lifeless body of Mae Perm. Even then we found it difficult to separate the 2 of them, but we had to manage about the body before too long ( temperatures have been hitting 100 d. mid afternoon lately). Jokia did not eat much during the whole morning, and when she went to get some melons at the other end of her shelter, we took advantage of the moment to pull Mae Perm’s body out of the room and gently down into her final resting place. Jokia did come right over as we moved the body, and she touched Mae Perm, moaning painfully as her friend slipped away from her forever. We feel her pain. From today we will do every thing we can to help her though this most difficult time, and into the days of healing and new friendships, Mae Perm never forgotten at Elephant Nature Park.
It is very hard for Jokia to believe that her best friend, Mae Perm,is gone from her life. After Mae Perm passed away we brought Jokia to walk out from the enclosure because we don’t want her to be too stressed inside her shelter . The first steps beyond her door, she rushed to find her friend , and called every minute, searching her trunk to call Mae Perm. She expected as every time prior that when she spoke her low rumble to call Mae Perm, that she will come to hug and comfort her, as every time before ! But now there is only emptiness and no familiar word. I can feel her emptiness. I can see her tears run down with fear and confusion . My heart is so hurt and devastated with deep pain for my girl lost and for the beautiful one left behind, darkness surround. While Mae Perm was here she was the light behind Jokia’s eyes, and the will to live. Since Mae Perm passed away, Jokia spends her time looking for the place, the smells, the memories where they walked together all around where they both used to stay together. She sniffs everywhere, and when she finds where Mae Perm has peed, she stops for a long time to observe and then she displays her sorrow and clearly mourns. I Hope time can help to heal her. Currently she spends her days with Navaan and his family but she is uneasy..Yai Bua and the other elder nannies didn’t work out..Please pray for Jokia to find a new precious caring friend, someone who can be her eyes and the light for her. If you don’t believe about animals having a strong bond and animals having such deep feeling watch this video.