The king of Thailand has granted financial support for the medical treatment of repatriated jumbo, Sak Surin.
The 30-year-old elephant is currently under the care of the Elephant Hospital of the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre in Lampang province, according to Bangkok Post.
It was flown home from Sri Lanka on Sunday after living there for 22 years.
Natural resources and environment minister Varawut Silpa-archa said Sak Surin is eating well and can lie down and stand up by himself.
However, veterinarians found the elephant could not bend his front left leg and had abscesses on both sides of his hip and a cataract in his right eye during an initial check-up.
Sak Surin is currently undergoing a 30-day quarantine at the centre.
Veterinarians will also check for other diseases before allowing him to associate with others at the centre and before allowing the public to visit.