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

Male Asian elephant Ngam (Chipati, Chapati) at Thai National Elephant Institute (Thai Elephant Conservation Center, TECC)

Photo © Tomo Doigami
Plai Ngam (Chipati, Chapati)
ID Number:EEP Number: 9406 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 24 years
Management:Free contact
Location:Thai National Elephant Institute (Thai Elephant Conservation Center, TECC)
ArrivedThai National Elephant Institute (Thai Elephant Conservation Center, TECC) 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 Khun Plai
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 (Washti, Vahdi)
  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.

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