42878B - One of Hong's finest pieces of art is now available in a reduced size 11"W x 14"H high quality Giclee print. Hong is an 8 year old female who has a very curious nature and loves to investigate everything and once managed to use her trunk to open the door of a truck. This kind of curiosity made Hong a natural candidate for artistic instruction. She has so much control and dexterity with her trunk which allows her to create more advanced realistic paintings...and only started painting 2 years ago.
I had the pleasure of rewarding Hong with many bananas and sugar cane after she finished her painting that appeared in our video. What a special moment and connection! When Thailand cut back on logging, at least 3,000 domesticated elephants were no longer needed for hauling and these wonderful creatures are facing unprecedented survival challenges. Hong's amazing art is being sold to help save the demising number of Asian elephants remaining on our planet and to protect them from people using them for illegal logging or begging for handouts on city streets. Proceeds are used to keep their native habitats as well as caretaker education, veterinarian care, and food for domesticated elephants. Positive behavioral training techniques and non-toxic paints are used while Hong explores her sense of style. Your one-of-a-kind piece has an official stamp, is copyrighted, and comes with Somjai's picture and bio. Thank you for helping to save these amazing and talented creatures.