Fahjem is the name of a little elephant girl who fell into a trap in January 2017, severely injuring her foreleg. The villagers had set up the trap to protect their crops. The injuries were so severe thatpart of Fahjem’s foreleg had to be amputated. She received a prosthesis and, in addition, hydrotherapy to help her get accustomed to this prosthesis. Pictures of her went around the world. BBC, New York Times, Euronews, China Daily, Mirror, The Guardian, Independent, The Sun, Euronews, NTV, Reuters, Global News, The New York Post and many others reported on Fahjem and photographed her and her unusual therapy. All this was made possible by a man who spared himself neither expense nor effort to save little Fahjem. Journalists, of course, inquired as to why anyone would incur such immense costs to make it possible for the little baby elephant to survive. But the man did not answer. He merely smiled. The answer to that question may be found in the story of the man who saved Fahjem.
Allow yourself to be touched by a story that evokes every aspect of human emotions. From sadness to joy, from compassion to the most profound happiness. It is a success story, a slightly different kind success story. This is a success story of humanity. Because the success of one of the most beautiful botanical gardens on our planet is founded on nothing else. The love of animals and plants, of fellow human beings, along with the unshakable belief in the goodness of all that is, enabled a man not only to live his dream, but to bring his dream to life.
This is the story of a three-legged elephant baby, a man and a botanical garden, which today is one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world.
This is the story of Nongnooch Tropical Garden Pattaya / Thailand. And the story of Fahjem, a three-legged elephant baby.