Phra Savet Sura Khachathan at Chitrlada Palace Royal Elephant Stable (Chang Ton Museum Dusit)

† Phra Savet Sura Khachathan
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dentition:tusker
Dead date: ,
Death reason: :
Location:Chitrlada Palace Royal Elephant Stable (Chang Ton Museum Dusit)
ArrivedChitrlada Palace Royal Elephant Stable (Chang Ton Museum Dusit) 1968-00-00
from Yala Province unspecified location
Born: wild in
Yala Province unspecified location
Document updated2018-05-03: new record
Sanam Chang Phueak Park (???????????????????????): Used as the ground to give the king a white elephant (chang phueak) named "Phra Sawet Sura Khachathan".

Minister M.R. Kukrit Pramoj claim he came from Yala province:

Phra Surakachatharn was found when he was separated from his herd by a village headman in Yala when he was only a baby.
1968: When it was time for an elephant from Yala to move into the palace in 1968, King Bhumibol Adulyadej reportedly sent a statement through his servants to also adopt the elephant’s best friend, a dog called “Nang Biew,” so the animals could be raised together at the palace

Sources, among others

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yala_Province
  • The Elephants in my Life, by M.R. Kukrit Pramoj

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