Plai Viko
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ta Thit Village in Thailand

♂ Plai Viko



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 18 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 2006-03-20 unknown
Birth place: in Thailand unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ta Thit Village, in Thailand

Date of arrival

Ta Thit Village
from Ban Ta Klang elephant village

Ban Ta Klang elephant village
from Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo (Korat Zoo)

Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo (Korat Zoo)
from Ban Ta Klang elephant village

Ban Ta Klang elephant village
from FAE Elephant Hospital

FAE Elephant Hospital
from Ban Ta Klang elephant village

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History of updates2022-08-29

Latest document update2022-08-29 12:09:43
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Plai Viko is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Ta Thit Village, in Thailand.

Viko arrived to the Ta Thit Village unknown date, relocated from the Ban Ta Klang elephant village, in Thailand.

In Ta Thit Village, Plai Viko lives as single living elephant at this location


Plai is a prefix name, orginally a Mon word, meaning youthful male or a strong man, today used in Thailand for male elephants with tusks.

Plai Viko was born unknown 2006-03-20 at Thailand unspecified location.

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He was born on 20th March,2006. He have one cousin brother Taro Elephant who also stay in Surin Province.

At present, He live at Ta Thit Village, Krapho Subdistrict, Tha Tum District, Surin Province 32120 Thailand.

He met an accident by falling into the pool, infected with the bloodstream causing the front leg to swell and he remains in the Hospital. From that day onwards, his leg is disabled.
He was just six(6) or seven(7) years old.
It is been informed he was in the Hospital for more than a year by his owner (Grandfather).Grandfather is 85/86 years old.

Vigo Elephant was staying at Korat Zoo with his Grandfather Ya Chamroendee.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Plai Viko, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ta Thit Village in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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