By Ryan Fahey For Mailonline
Published: 10:07 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 10:08 BST, 1 October 2019
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
The two-year-old baby was hand-reared by