Cu sut an Asian elephant at Yok Don National Park elephant camp

♂ Cu sut
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 13 years old
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Management:Free contact
Born:* 2007 wild
Birth place: in Yok Don National Park
Capture: 2013
Present / last location:Yok Don National Park elephant camp, in Vietnam

Date of Arrival

2013-05-14Yok Don National Park elephant camp
from Yok Don National Park

Document updated2013-05-23: name: Cu sứt
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Cu sut is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Yok Don National Park elephant camp, in Vietnam.

Cu sut arrived in Yok Don National Park elephant camp 2013-05-14, relocated from Yok Don National Park, in Vietnam.

In Yok Don National Park elephant camp, Cu sut lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Buon Kham born 1962
  2. ,
  3. Y Khun born 1962
  4. ,
  5. Thong Ngan born 1994
  6. ,
  7. Thong Kham born 1994
  8. , (see detailed list).


Cu sut was born wild 2007 in Yok Don National Park, captured 2013 .

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2013-05-09: A young wild elephant has been caught in a poacher's trap in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak for three days, despite efforts by relevant authorities to free him. Four experienced mahouts are trying to control the elephant so that rescue workers can remove the traps and treat him, said Thanh, but the process is difficult, as the animal is not domesticated. The elephant, aged five or six, is suffering from serious injuries to his trunk and feet caused by the traps; the wounds are also infected with gangrene. Without timely treatment, he will die, said Tran Van Thanh, director of the province's Yok Don National Park.

2013-05-14: The elephant is currently being treated at the Yok Don National Park and is able to eat banana and sugar canes, according to its acting director Tran Van Thanh.

Thanh said the elephant is better, adding doctors have injected it with antibiotics to treat the open wounds on its body. The animal is expected to be anaesthetized for a surgery in the next coming days.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Cu sut, an Asian at Yok Don National Park elephant camp in Vietnam. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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