Plai Ngam (Chipati, Chapati) at TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital and National Elephant Institute)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Ngam (Chipati, Chapati) at TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital and National Elephant Institute)

Photo © Tomo Doigami
Plai Ngam (Chipati, Chapati)
ID Number:EEP Number: 9406 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 24 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital and National Elephant Institute)
ArrivedTECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital and National Elephant Institute) 2000-01-18
from Jerusalem Zoo (Tisch family zoological gardens)
Jerusalem Zoo (Tisch family zoological gardens) 1994-08-29
from Ramat Gan Zoo
Ramat Gan Zoo 1994-08-19
from
Born:1994-08-19 captive-born in
Ramat Gan Zoo
Parents: Motek x Aviva
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (M) 2007-03-07 AI
Siblings through the father Motek:
  1. 1973 -- † 1973 () noname
  2. 1976 -- † 1979 () noname
  3. 1978(M) Alexander
  4. 1982-03-08 -- † 1985-03-30 (M) Igal
  5. 1985-01-31(F) Lilly (Israela)
  6. 1987-05-15(F) Phoebe
  7. 1990 -- † 1990 (F) miscarriage
  8. 1991-01-06(F) Wered (Weked)
  9. 1993-10-23(M) Victor
  10. 1993-11-16 -- † 1993-11-16 (F) miscarriage
  11. 1996-05-24(M) Teddy (Villi, Vermouth, Nat)
  12. 2000-04-09 -- † 2000 (F) Victoria
  13. 2000-05-01(F) Vivi
  14. 2002-08-18(M) Winner
  15. 2006-03-11(F) La Belle
  16. 2006-07-22(M) Pili
  17. 2013-08-02(F) Latangi
  18. 2013-10-02(F) Lalana
Ngam (Chipati, Chapati)s pedigree:
P I II III

Ngam (Chipati, Chapati)

Sire:
Motek

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Aviva

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Document updated2011-05-04: corr mother
2013-08-19: picture

Plai is a prefix name, orginally a Mon word, meaning youthful male or a strong man, today used in Thailand for male elephants with tusks.

The bull Chapati was hand raised from birth due to his mothers rejection.

Sources, among others

  • Shai Ben Ami, Jerusalem Zoo

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