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Tukta Receives Thai Blessing

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Uploaded on Nov 10, 2011

Taronga's female Asian Elephant calf, Tukta, received a traditional Thai Buddhist blessing today to celebrate her first birthday.

The little female 's older playmates, Luk Chai and Pathi Harn, joined her with the adult females of the Taronga herd for the blessing led by Venerable Phra Abhijaya Abhipunno, Abbot of Buddharangsee Temple at Annandale, with the Venerable Phra Prasert Eimruek-ngam and Venerable Phramaha Wirat Chaipanya. The monks conducted the blessing at the request of the Royal Thai Consulate in Sydney for Taronga.

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