Mae Kra Pom at Putang elephant camp

Mae Kra Pom
Alternative name:Me Krapum , Krapong
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 29 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Putang elephant camp
ArrivedPutang elephant camp 2006-00-00
Born:1989 wild
Document updated2013-05-18: sex, name, age
2018-04-30: alt spelling name, source
2018-05-10: tex, source

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

2017: Late on Thursday evening, the 60-year-old elephant, named Atork, and female elephant Me Krapum emerged on a hilltop in Romnea commune. The pair had spent two nights in the forest after Atork killed his owner, Choeung Team, after he removed the animal’s shackles to allow tourists to take photographs.

Sources, among others

  • Clare Ortblad, The Cambodia Daily, May 18-19, 2013.
  • http://bunongelephantproject.org/meet-the-elephants/
  • https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elephant-put-down-after-fatal-rampage

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