Lek Chailert has dedicated her life to saving and fighting for the rights of elephants and other endangered animals.

Chailert hails from a tribal village in Thailand and created the country’s Elephant Nature Park as well as being the founder of the Save Elephant Foundation.

She has received a whole host of awards for her work, including being on the of Women Heroes of Global Conservation in 2010 – but despite her vast experience in the field, ┬ánothing could prepare her for the┬álatest orphaned elephant she met.