A camera crew documented the journey of a young elephant finding her long-lost mother.

MeBai is a 6-year-old elephant from Thailand. Three years ago, she was torn from her mother and put to work in the tourism industry, giving rides to visitors from out of the country. However, due to her young age, she couldn't handle the work, and her health began to fail. Realizing she couldn't be ridden anymore, her owners agreed to retire her into a sanctuary under the Pamper a Pachyderm program. Then, volunteers took her on an arduous three-day trek, covering more than 100 km, to reunite her with her mother, Mae Yui. Here are some photos of the two of them when MeBai was only 1 week old:

Sources: Elephant Nature Park | Elephant News