Pac Ku (Pak Cu, Bac Cu) at Buon Don tour company (Công ty du lịch Thanh Hà)

† Pac Ku (Pak Cu, Bac Cu)
ID Number:Local id Number: 19 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 17 years old
Dead date: 2011-01-00
Death reason: poached: died two months after stabbing
Location:Buon Don tour company (Công ty du lịch Thanh Hà)
ArrivedBuon Don tour company (Công ty du lịch Thanh Hà) 2009-00-00
from Gia Lai province unspecified camp
Born:1994 unknown
Document updated2011-01-12: death
2012-01-10: text, locations
2012-03-29: confirmed dead.
Mahout until death: Ama Phu.

2010-10-25: Elephant survives second poacher attack

Poachers inflicted 217 cuts to the Pak Cu elephant's hind legs and tail.

2011-01-08: Tame elephant dies after stabbing. The eco-tourism company spent VND50 million (US$2,500) trying to treat the elephant's injuries.

Sources, among others

  • Vu Duc Gioi, chief of tourist guides, Yok Don National Park
  • Database of domestic elephant in Dak Lak, Department of Forest Resource and Environment Management (FREM), Tay Nguyen University, Vietnam. (2009) Web site:

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