In Thailand, a sick elephant was found away from the herd. It suffered from a blood disease and was on the verge of death. The disease was accompanied by fever, lack of appetite, swelling and weight loss.
Usually sick elephants hide to avoid encounters with predators, so they are hard to find. The elephant was sent to the national park for treatment. It was treated by a veterinarian at the reserve. After a few months, the elephant recovered and was released into the wild.
Twelve years later, a veterinarian was examining the area where his former patient had been released. Suddenly he saw a wild elephant. «We recognized each other. Twelve years later, we met again. We greeted each other. It reached out to me with its trunk and made a sound I had never heard before,» the man recalled.
It was a very touching meeting for both of them.