When putting a baby to sleep, parents throughout the centuries have sung lullabies to their young to help them drift off to dreamland. Well, it turns out that singing a lullaby can not only help humans fall asleep…
Faamai may be a rather big elephant, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t like being taken care of. After being rescued and brought to the Elephant Nature Park, Faamai has been cared for by Lek.
Lek knows that Faamai has a soft spot for a lullaby to get her off to sleep, so whenever it’s time to wind down, Lek sings for her.
Faamai clearly loves her lullabies and even one of her fellow elephant friends joins her on this occasion to listen to Lek’s singing.
Elephants are often kept in large wildlife sanctuaries nowadays to protect them from ivory poachers. In the sanctuaries they can roam about safely in herds, be regularly fed, and baby elephants who have lost their mothers can be nursed to health.
It seems that Faamai has developed a close bond to her favourite human caregiver while in the sanctuary; when they cuddle up together, it is one of the sweetest interactions I have seen between an elephant and a human.