Luk Chai’s father Gung loves to play with a hanging tyre. Gung tests out his balance regularly by poking his back leg in the middle of a suspended tyre and balancing on his other three legs.
As Gung swings the tyre about with his foot, we often get calls from passers-by convinced that he’s stuck, but he’s just mucking around.
Gung’s son Luk Chai has recently discovered the same game. We have hung a tyre in the elephant paddock just a foot high off the ground. He purposefully entangles his foot in the middle of it and then hops around as if he’s caught up in it. Luk Chai’s mother and aunts don’t bother to come to his aid any more. They know perfectly well that it’s another one of his games!