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Mae Bounthem at Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)

Mae Bounthem
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 17 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
ArrivedElephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) 2012-00-00
from Laos unspecified location
Born:2001 captive-born
Document updated2013-04-20: 

Mae is a prefix name, used in Burma, Laos and Thailand for female elephants, often for females who had babies. (Mae means mother)

2001: Born in Sayaboury town, Sayaboury province, in 2001. Her Mahout is called Mr. Vail (born 1976), who is also the rightful owner. Mr. Vail has been the Mahout of Mae Bounthem’s mother before; after the mother was sold to another camp he became the Mahout of Mae Bounthem. The elephant has actually never worked in the logging; however she has received training for dancing and other circus performances from a Chinese trainer before.

2012: She was to be send to a Chinese Circus, however it luckily never worked out and she arrived at Elephant Village in 2012.

Sources, among others

  • Michael Roerig, Elephant Village, Luang Prabang, Laos.

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