Darling or Bong Kong which translates to “Crayfish” in Khmer is an old sweetheart and the counterpart to Doe. She comes from a very traditional life as a village elephant. Her owner, an old man who is now blind has cared for her and Doe nearly all of his life. This man and his family have a deep connection with Doe and Darling.
As he ages however he is no longer able to give the proper care that Doe and Darling need. Times change and his children desiring more modern careers have no interest in caring for the two girls.
Having been at EVP twice in the past and really taken to the forest, the owner recently decided to sign the two ladies up for a long contract. We hope this continues for a long time.
Darling and Doe exhibit truly remarkable natural elephant behavior, bathing themselves in the river is a real treat to watch!
Darling is still adjusting and can be a bit nervous at times but with her pal Doe they have a lot of leisurely adventures ahead in the forest.