Popeye at Thai National Elephant Institute (Thai Elephant Conservation Center, TECC)

Popeye
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 7 years
Status:confiscated
Management:Free contact
Location:Thai National Elephant Institute (Thai Elephant Conservation Center, TECC)
ArrivedThai National Elephant Institute (Thai Elephant Conservation Center, TECC) 2012-02-27
from ATV Seaview Elephant Trekking Camp
ATV Seaview Elephant Trekking Camp 2011-00-00
from unknown
unknown
from Suan Phung unspecified elephant camp
Suan Phung unspecified elephant camp
from Kaeng Krachan National Park
Born:2010 unknown
Document updated2012-11-11: 
2012-11-11: 
“The DNA test results prove that the youngster is directly related to a wild female elephant seized at Kaeng Krachan wildlife park in Kanchanaburi province,” Col Watcharin explained. “The baby will not be sent back to the ATV camp, but reunited with its mother instead,” he said.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket_news/2012/Baby-elephant-DNA-results-finally-revealed-19387.html
  • http://www.thephuketnews.com/news-local-two-young-elephants-found-to-be-illegal-28969.php
  • http://www.todaysthv.com/news/article/198420/288/Thai-police-seize-suspected-smuggled-elephant-calves
  • http://phuketwan.com/tourism/phuket-baby-elephants-taken-dna-police-return-phuket-15574/

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