Plai Tong Chai
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Thailand unspecified location in Thailand

♂ Plai Tong Chai
Alternative name: Tongchai

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Status:Lost to follow-up
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* unknown
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Thailand unspecified location, in Thailand

Date of arrival

2018-05-09Thailand unspecified location
from Krabi TECC elephant hospital

Record history
History of updates2018-07-01:

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Plai Tong Chai is a living Lost to follow-up Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Thailand unspecified location, in Thailand.

Tong Chai arrived in 2018-05-09 to the Thailand unspecified location, relocated from the Krabi TECC elephant hospital, in Thailand.

Tong Chai lives together with 33 other elephants at the Thailand unspecified location:
  1. 1. ♂ Plai Akom
  2. 2. ♂ Bodo born 2006-03-14
  3. 3. ♀ Pang Boonchu
  4. 4. ♀ Pang Boonthong
  5. 5. ♀ Bovi born 2011-02-06
  6. 6. ♀ Pang Champen
  7. 7. ♀ Pang Chand Pen born >1972?
  8. 8. ♀ Dana born 2006-07-12
  9. 9. ♂ Plai Dollar
  10. 10. ♀ Pang Jenny born 2007?
  11. 11. ♀ Jumpee
  12. 12. ♀ Mae Kamnoi
  13. 13. ♂ Kham Moun born 1997?
  14. 14. ♀ Mae Komu
  15. 15. ♀ Mae Bounga born 1991
  16. 16. ♀ Mohe born 1971
  17. 17. ♀ Pang Mokatae
  18. 18. ⚪ Pang Molopo
  19. 19. ♀ Mae Moon
  20. 20. ♀ Mulee
  21. 21. ♂ Plai Palo-Mae born 2006?
  22. 22. ♀ Pancake born 1980
  23. 23. ♂ Plai Puwin born 2016-03-28
  24. 24. ♂ Plai Rambo born >1978?
  25. 25. ♀ Mae Shampoo
  26. 26. ♂ Plai Sommai
  27. 27. ♀ Soy Thong
  28. 28. ♂ Plai Thong
  29. 29. ♀ Pang Thong Muan born >1975?
  30. 30. ♀ Unnamed born 2016-04-29
  31. 31. ⚪ Unnamed born 2012-12-21
  32. 32. ♀ Wongduean
  33. 33. ♀ Pang Yui born 1991


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Origin


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 Tong Chai was born unknown .


Comments / pictures

2018-05-09: On 9 May, 2018, Plao Thongchai has finally recovered from bloat. He is taking the truck home.

2018-05-07: 7 May 2018, the Southern Elephant Hospital at Krabi had admitted Plai Tongchai with bloat. He had traveled all the way from Trang.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Plai Tong Chai, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Thailand unspecified location in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11842. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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