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

Mae Kham
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 55 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
ArrivedElephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) 2003-06-00
Born:1963 wild Laos
Offspring and year of birth:
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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)

1963: Born in Chomphet district, Luang Prabang Province ca. 1963.
2004: They arrived at Elephant Village in 2004. Mahout - Mr. Yord

This elephant, which can only controlled by Mr. Yord, who has been her mahout since more than 25 years, has a lot to tell. At the age of 16 she started working in the logging industry. She was doing this difficult and dangerous work for 12 years. During this time Mae Kham got pregnant and although she was allowed to rest for most of the time during her pregnancy, she lost her baby while giving birth. After this misfortune she never got pregnant again.

Sources, among others

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

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