Plai Sompong at Na Jomtien Elephant Camp (Khao Chi Chan elephant center?)

† Plai Sompong
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂more than 63 years old (minimum age)
Dead date: 2013-04-18,
Death reason: killed: by Plai Noi
Location:Na Jomtien Elephant Camp (Khao Chi Chan elephant center?)
ArrivedNa Jomtien Elephant Camp (Khao Chi Chan elephant center?)
Born:<1950
Document updated2013-04-19: new record
2018-05-05: claimed age

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.

2013-04-18: Died after tusk wounds inflicted from Plai Noi. Claimed to be 69 years.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.pattayaone.net/pattaya-news/83642/elephants-fight-death-jomtien-elephant-park/

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