The global pandemic has been a difficult time for us all. At Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center our ability to raise funds to care for our rescued animals has been seriously impacted. Worldwide travel restrictions have limited visitors on our behind-the-scenes tours, which once raised crucial funding for the center. In these uncertain times we’ve had to get creative, enlisting the help of our ambassador elephant, and resident artist, Lucky. In 2003, Lucky was taught to paint by head keeper Try Sitheng, using positive reinforcement training. After a brush stroke, she receives a food reward that is not part of her main diet. Whether she participates is entirely up to her. But ever the diva, she enjoys the additional attention from this activity, and in exchange for a few bananas and carrots, she gladly uses her artistic abilities to help us.