Orphaned baby elephant returns to her carer to lay on his lap

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Nobody wants to play with me - can I have a cuddle? Orphaned baby elephant returns to her carer to lay on his lap after she is released into the wild but rejected by her herd Two-year-old jumbo elephant named Chabakeaw was rescued by wildlife officers after she trapped herself in mud in Bueng Kan, north east Thailand She was hand-reared for five months before being released back into the wild Just two days after her release into the wild, officers found her abandoned  Some believe she was abandoned for being in contact with humans for so long

By Ryan Fahey For Mailonline

Published: 10:07 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 10:08 BST, 1 October 2019

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This is the heart-warming moment an orphaned baby elephant returns to her carer's lap - days after being released into the wild and rejected by her own herd. 

The two-year-old jumbo named Chabakeaw was found trapped alone in mud in Bueng Kan, northeastern Thailand on April 4 and was rescued by wildlife officers. 

After five months of being hand-reared and nurtured, the department decided to release the baby back to her natural herd on September 18. 

Orphaned baby elephant Chabakeaw returns to her carer's lap after she was found abandoned by her wild herd in northeastern Thailand

Orphaned baby elephant Chabakeaw returns to her carer's lap after she was found abandoned by her wild herd in northeastern Thailand

The two-year-old baby was hand-reared by wildlife officers for five months before she was released again into the wild. The officers believe that her time spent with humans, from such a young age, would have made it difficult for the herd to accept her

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