Bob was the only permanent male member of our herd. It is harder to control male elephants, therefore you wonâ€™t find many male elephants working in tourism but mainly in logging. Bob was brought to the sanctuary after his owners were no longer able to care for him on a full-time basis. He had only one tusk that had partly been broken off. He used to work in logging, where he was pulling and carrying luxury timber. He was permanently Â retired with funds kindly donated by the Alexander Abraham Foundation.
It took months to calm him down and for safety reasons he was the only elephant with two mahouts; most of the time one of them was riding on his head and the other one was on the ground beside him. Bob being a male was ridden constantly by a mahout for safety.
He sadly died in September 2014 from a massive heart attack, he is sorely missed.