By Olivia Harvey
May 30, 2017
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It’s always a bit scary being the new person — or in this case, elephant — in any situation. The residents at Thailand’s Elephant Nature Park know how that feels and will make any newcomer feel welcome. A video from the sanctuary shows a herd of elephants running to greet a new baby elephant who just moved in. It’s seriously so cute.

The almost-2-year-old baby elephant, Dok Geaw, was orphaned at only 4 months old. He was rescued by a woman named Khun Kanjana Silpa-archa and was just recently introduced to the rest of the Elephant Nature Park herd.

We have a feeling he’ll fit in just fine!

Dok Geaw was recently moved to the Elephant Nature Park three days ago after spending some time at the Elephant Conservation Centre in Laos. It’s no easy feat moving a baby elephant. Trucks and a lot of man power were involved in the process!

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Yesterday we welcomed Dok Geaw, the orphaned baby elephant to the park. He is 1year and 9 months old who lost his mother since he was only 4 months. We will do the best to privide him a good life. #ElephantNaturePark #ENP #BabyElephant #elephants #elephantsanctuary #TheHerd #ElephantRescue

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His new family consists of Dok Rak, Dok Ngern, Dok Mai, Faa Mai, Faa Sai and Sri Nuan — those are the elephants who ran to greet their new baby. As Dok Geaw continues to grow up, he’ll learn all the tricks of the elephant trade from these guys.

So far, Dok Geaw has learned that he’s a fan of sand!

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Baby Dok Geaw stay in his shelter. We can see he love to lie down and play on a sand pile. #ElephantNaturePark #ENP #elephantsanctuary #TheHerd #BabyElephant #ElephantRescue

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Just wait until Dok Geaw learns that there are such things as mud pits. Those vids will be wild.

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When the herd found the new mud pit, nobody wait to enjoy rolling and playing. Have a great fun together. #ElephantNaturePark #elephants #elephantsanctuary #TheHerd #ENP

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If you’d like to help Dok Geaw and the rest of the elephants at the Elephant Nature Park, you can donate to the park’s elephant care fund right here. They’ve already raised over $32,000, but would appreciate all the help they can get for veterinary care, chain-free enclosure maintenance, and food.

We can’t wait to see Dok Geaw grow into the best elephant he can be, and the fact that he’s got some good friends to help him do so makes everything much more special!

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