Plai Phu Ki (Pooky, Pooki, (Phu Keab),Tong Kam, Thongkum) at Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp

Plai Phu Ki (Pooky, Pooki, (Phu Keab),Tong Kam, Thongkum)
ID Number:Chip id Number: 116-749-347A - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 46 years
Management:Free contact
Location:Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
ArrivedAnantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
from unknown
unknown 2004-08-00
from Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert) 2003-08-00
from
Born:1971 unknown
Parents: x unknown
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 2003-01-25 Liberty (Libby)
  2. (M) 2010-05-23 Plai Pachok (Pa Chok, Nong Phil)
Siblings through the mother unknown:
  1. (M) Phu Pa
Phu Ki (Pooky, Pooki, (Phu Keab),Tong Kam, Thongkum)s pedigree:
P I II III

Phu Ki (Pooky, Pooki, (Phu Keab),Tong Kam, Thongkum)

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Document updated2009-12-06: sired a son
2011-03-11:�transfers
2011-03-11:�mother
2013-05-01:�corr birth year, chip nr
2016-12-16: alt name

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.

He grew up on the Thai side of the border around Chiang Mai but crossed regularly, during times of low work or crack down on his illegal job he was let free into the forest but always re-caught - after the injury his owners decided he may not be able to fend for himself in the rapidly dissappearing Burmese jungle and so sought easy employment for him.

On lease at elephant nature park 2003-2004.

Sources, among others

  • Jodi Thomas
  • John Roberts, Thailand

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