What would you do if you were taking a swim in the river and then you saw a huge elephant running towards you? This is exactly what happened when Darrick Thomspon jumped in the river and a baby elephant that he saved saw him and thought he is drowning. No one expected this to happen, but the baby elephant put it all on the line to save his human friend.
Even though they are massive in size, no one can deny the fact that elephants are some of the most amazing creatures on the planet. The cool thing about elephants is that, as everyone already knows, they have a good memory and never forget anything.
19. BRIGHT MINDS
Baby elephants have bright minds and they get easily attached to humans who help them grow up and this is one of the reasons why they always remember them. Although, you will never believe what happened when a “tiny” baby elephant got confused and thought that his human is drowning!
18. ELEPHANT RESCUERS
The interesting thing about baby elephants who are orphaned is that they get so attached to the person that saves them that they start thinking that person is their parent. Isn’t this crazy?
17. KHAM LA
Today we are going to show you the story of Kham La, an orphaned baby elephant who was saved by Darrick Thomson. Keep reading to find out who is Darrick Thomson and what he does.
16. MEET DARRICK THOMSON
Darrick Thomson is an animal lover and he is the man who saved little Kham La from a life of loneliness by taking him to the Save Elephant Foundation in Thailand. You will never believe what role Darrick Thomson plays in this foundation.
15 HE IS THE CO-FOUNDER
Even though Darrick Thomson was not born in Thailand, he fell in love with wild animals such as elephants and he wanted to help them out. This is why he co-founded the Save Elephant Foundation and why he dedicates his time to save others.
Darrick Thomson says that the primary reason he started the Save Elephant Foundation in Thailand is because he saw first hand the horrors that poachers leave behind them. He wanted to make sure that no other elephants has to suffer such a tragic fate and he takes them all to his foundation.
13. CUTE BABY ELEPHANT
Darrick Thomson said that he also loves to spend time with elephants because they are super cute! Just look at the picture above and see for yourself. Nonetheless, let’s find out what Kham La did when he thought that Darrick Thomson is drowning.
Our story starts when Darrick Thomson jumps in the river to cool off. Little did he know, Kham La didn’t understand what he was doing and started heading towards the water as soon as he saw him.
11. CALL FOR HELP
The reason why Kham La was so scared for Darrick Thomson’s life is because the man actually called him. However, this was not a call for help and he was just playing around. Darrick Thomson had no idea what was about to happen next.
10. GOING DEEP
The young elephant believed that his human best friend is drowning and he starts going into the deep waters. Can you believe this? Kham La is doing everything in his power to save Darrick Thomson.
9. FAST SWIMMER
Despite being a massive animal, Kham La is a good swimmer and he starts catching up to Darrick Thomson. The man doesn’t want to have the elephant sit on top of him in water and he starts swimming towards the other shore.
8. NOT GIVING UP
Even though Darrick Thomson is swimming as fast as he can, Kham La is not giving up! The young elephant keeps swimming even quicker and in the next picture, he finally gets close to Darrick Thomson.
7. DERRICK IS SAFE
Darrick Thomson was not in danger to begin with, but he was safe now. Kham La did his job as a best friend and he came to help Darrick Thomson when he believed that his human best friend was drowning.
6. AMAZING ADVENTURE
If there’s something we can take from this, then it must be the fact that Darrick Thomson and Kham La know how to live amazing adventures together. These two best friends are never going to get bored.
5. CONFUSED ELEPHANT
It all started when Kham La got confused, but it ended up with a big hug. Can you imagine how awesome it must to have a giant baby elephant following you around everywhere?
4. GREAT FRIENDSHIP
The fact that Kham La didn’t give up on trying to save Darrick Thomson shows us just how much elephants care for their human handlers. Don’t you think this is amazing?
3. BIG AND MAJESTIC
This story makes it clear to everyone that elephants are not just big animals who will crush everything that gets in their way…
2. HELPING OUT
Kham La showed to the entire world that elephants are willing to do everything in their power to save the ones they care for. With that said, make sure to never pick on Darrick Thomson!
1. PERSONAL BODYGUARD
Darrick Thomson is always going to have a personal bodyguard as long as he stays in Thailand. We can be sure that nothing bad will happen to him because Kham La is always watching his back!