Bak Mai at Airavata Cambodia

Bak Mai
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
People killed:1: owner Mob Sreng, 45, goring him with his tusks, Bousraa Waterfall,, Mondulkiri, Cambodia, 2016-09-19
Location:Airavata Cambodia
ArrivedAiravata Cambodia 2016-12-00
from Pulong elephant village
Pulong elephant village
from Mob Sreng
Born: unknown
Document updated2011-12-25: new record
2016-12-02: transfer
2018-04-24: corrected sex, selling price, mankiller
2016-09-19: Killed his owner Mob Sreng, 45, by reportedly goring him with his tusks.

After the September death of Mai’s older owner, the family of the man had wanted the elephant shot and its tusks sold for ivory, but police refused to shoot the elephant and the family agreed to sell the elephant to Airavata in Ratanakkiri province for $11,500.

Sources, among others

  • Jack Highwood, Cambodia.
  • http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/elephant-kills-owner-mondulkiri
  • https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/freedom-short-lived-elephant-again-escapes

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