Kham Bun at Vietnam Circus Federation

† Kham Bun
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 6 years old
Status:foot problems
Dead date: 2010-08-11
Death reason: disease: infection in the leg, which reached the bone
Location:Vietnam Circus Federation
ArrivedVietnam Circus Federation 2007-09-00
from Buon Don village unspecified owner
Buon Don village unspecified owner 2006-00-00
from Yok Don National Park
Born:2004 wild Vietnam
Document updated2012-04-03: text
2006:The foot was ensnared in a trap in Central Highland Dak Lak Province in 2006.

2007: Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ordered Kham Bun sent to the Circus Federation in 2007 after forest rangers rescued him and treated his wound.

Sources, among others

  • http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Miscellany/202515/Circus-denies-elephant-died-because-of-neglect-.html

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