Plai Nam Chok
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Surin unspecified Elephant Camp in Thailand

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Plai Nam Chok  dead elephant

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 10 years old
Born:* 2008 captive-born
Birth place: in Surin unspecified Elephant Camp
Dead: 2018-09-15
Death location: the streets of Bangplee District, Samut Prakarn Province
Death reason: accident: fell into a pipe hole and suffered from electric shock in the process
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Present / last location:Surin unspecified Elephant Camp, in Thailand

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Surin unspecified Elephant Camp
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History of updates2018-09-15: new record, death report
2021-01-31: picture

Latest document update2021-01-31 15:14:28
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† Plai Nam Chok is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2018-09-15 at Surin unspecified Elephant Camp, in Thailand, . Official death reason described as fell into a pipe hole and suffered from electric shock in the process.


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 Nam Chok was born captive-born 2008 at Surin unspecified Elephant Camp.

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Plai Nam Chok, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Surin unspecified Elephant Camp in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 October 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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