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Sidor Thong Bai at Elephant Special Tours

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Thong Bai at Elephant Special Tours

Photo © Birgit Sieberling
† Sidor Thong Bai
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 26 years old
Dead date: 2010-03-00
Death reason: accident: fell down a slope
Location:Elephant Special Tours
ArrivedElephant Special Tours 2009-11-00
Born:1984 unknown
Document updated2011-06-05

Sidor is a prefix name, used in Thailand for tuskless male elephants.

During one of the countless thunder storms, lightnings struck really close to him. Panicking, he up-routed the tree he was tied to over night, ran through the forest and fell down a slope.

Thong Bais tragical death initited the founding of Tong Bai foundation.

Sources, among others

  • Birgit Sieberling

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