Malai Thong at Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)

Malai Thong
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 38 years old (estimated age)
Management:Free contact
Location:Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
ArrivedElephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert) 2005-12-22
from Surin unspecified Elephant Camp
Born:1980-1989? captive-born in
Karen unspecified hilltribe family
Document updated2011-03-11
Malai Tongs name means "garland of gold."

Malai was born at Ta-Song-Yang district in a Karen tribal village along the Thailand / Burma border. While working with illegal logging in Tak province in 2003, Malai Tong fell victim to a landmine.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.elephantnaturefoundation.org/go/elephants/elephant/malai-tong

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