Mae Buakham
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) in Laos

⚪ Mae Buakham



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age: 49 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1973
Birth place: in Hongsa District unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), in Laos

Date of arrival

2009-10-00Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
from Laos unspecified location

Laos unspecified location
from Laos unspecified location

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Mae Buakham is a living Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), in Laos.

Buakham arrived in 2009-10-00 to the Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), relocated from the Laos unspecified location, in Laos.

Buakham lives together with 13 other elephants at the Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp):
  1. 1. ♀ Mae Bong born 1967
  2. 2. ♀ Mae Bounthem born 2001
  3. 3. ♀ Mae Kham born 1963
  4. 4. ♀ Kham Khoune
  5. 5. ♀ Mae Khamheuang born 1982
  6. 6. ⚪ Mae Khammang born 1980
  7. 7. ♀ Mae Khampang born 1976
  8. 8. ♀ Mae Kong Ngeun (Kongngeung)
  9. 9. ♀ Mae Bounnam born 1959
  10. 10. ♀ Mae Cot born >1948
  11. 11. ⚪ Maxi born 2013-05-23
  12. 12. ♀ Mae San born 1978
  13. 13. ♀ Mae Uak born 1965

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Mae is a prefix name, used in Burma, Laos and Thailand for female elephants, often for females who had babies. (Mae means mother)

Mae Buakham was born 1973 at Hongsa District unspecified location.

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1973: Born in Hongsa district, Sayaboury province, in 1973. Her Mahout is called Mr. Phaeng (born 1968), who is also the rightful owner. Mae Buakham’s mother also gave birth to another baby girl, a few years after Mae Buakhams birth. Since childhood Mae Buakham had to work hard in the logging industry before she started to work with tourist in 2005 at another Elephant Camp.

2002: In 2002 Mae Buakham and Mr. Phaeng participated in a 100 days Elephant Caravan tour, which went from Hongsa (Sayaboury Province) to Pakze (Champasak Province) and back again. The caravan crossed 11 provinces and they walked around 20 km each day. This caravan was organized by the Lao Government in cooperation with Elephant Asia Organization in order to raise awareness of endangered Asian Elephants.

2009: In October 2009, she finally started to work in our Elephant Village.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Mae Buakham, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) in Laos. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 July 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Michael Roerig, Elephant Village, Luang Prabang, Laos.

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