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Pang Sompong (Siam) at Maetaeng Elephant Park (Mae Taeng)

† Pang Sompong (Siam)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Dead date: 2005-06-13
Death reason: disease: severe blood poisoning,
Location:Maetaeng Elephant Park (Mae Taeng)
ArrivedMaetaeng Elephant Park (Mae Taeng) 2005-03-03
from Surin elephant roundup (Sri Narong stadium)
Surin elephant roundup (Sri Narong stadium) 2002-11-00
from Surin unspecified Elephant Camp
Born:1965 wild
Document updated2013-05-12: 

Pang is a prefix name, used in Thailand for female elephants.

1970-1990: Working elephant
1991-2002: Street elephant
2005-06-01: She collapsed in the mud wallow and a crane had to be brought in to lift her out. Vets from the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre in Lampang were called and diagnosed a case of severe blood poisoning. She suffered an acute reaction after being treated with an IV drip and huge doses of antibiotic, Her lower body and three of her legs have swollen to dangerous proportions.
2005-06-09: Another vet has been to examine her, confirming reports that she had an adverse reaction to the IV drip that was inserted into her after an initial infection.
2005-06-13: Siam passed away on Monday morning and was buried later that day after a full Buddhist ceremony.

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