Plai Ngam is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute), in Thailand.
Ngam arrived in 2000-01-18 to the TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute), relocated from the Jerusalem Zoo (Tisch family zoological gardens), in Israel.
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 Ngam was born captive-born 1994-08-19 at Ramat Gan Zoo.
Sire (f):MotekBorn: 1960
Dame m:AvivaBorn: 1971-11-30
The bull Chapati was hand raised from birth due to his mothers rejection.
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