“With her eyes closed, she let out a deep and long purr,” wrote one of the centre’s employees in a blog article dedicated to Sao Noi.
After her death, Sao Noi was buried in the forest, the place she loved the most. Her body was placed in a large tomb full of fresh fruits and flowers in honour of the animal. Monks came to pray beside her and bless her body.
Even in this sad moment, the staff at the sanctuary tried to remain positive:
I miss her so much, but I am also filled with a sense of relief for Sao Noi. She is no longer trapped in this life that wore down her body and broke her spirit. She is well and truly, free…
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