Somchok (Johnny) at Phu Thai Review Souvenir Market

Somchok (Johnny)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 8 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Phu Thai Review Souvenir Market
ArrivedPhu Thai Review Souvenir Market 2012-11-29
from TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital and National Elephant Institute)
TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital and National Elephant Institute) 2012-02-10
from Phu Thai Review Souvenir Market
Phu Thai Review Souvenir Market 2011-00-00
from Pang Chang Sai Yok Elephant Camp
Born:2010 captive-born in
Pang Chang Sai Yok Elephant Camp
Parents: x unknown
Somchok (Johnny)s pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2012-11-11: transfer back, mother
2012-12-05: text, alt name
The DNA results for the baby elephant seized from the Phu Thai Souvenir Market in Chalong proved that it was the offspring of a legally registered mother at a camp in Saiyoke Elephant Park in Kanchanaburi, Col Watcharin Phusit, Superintendent of the Regional Natural Resources and Environment Crime Suppression Division [NREC] confirmed

Somchok who was seized in February earlier this year has been proven that he is from Sai Yoke, Kanchanaburi Province and is the baby of Thongdee and Lamduan. The ‘elephant renter’ of Somchok, Kampan Nakdee will now once again be able to show Somchok at the Phu Thai Review Souvenir Market.
Two baby Phuket elephants free to go back to work

Sources, among others

  • http://www.thephuketnews.com/two-baby-phuket-elephants-free-to-go-back-to-work-34988.php
  • http://www.phuketgazette.net/phuket_news/2012/Baby-elephant-DNA-results-finally-revealed-19387.html
  • http://www.thephuketnews.com/news-local-status-of-elephants-under-investigation-28986.php
  • http://www.thephuketnews.com/news-local-two-young-elephants-found-to-be-illegal-28969.php

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