Plai Sompong an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Na Jomtien Elephant Camp (Khao Chi Chan elephant center?)

☨ Plai Sompong
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Dead date: 2013-04-18
Death reason: killed: by Plai Noi
Location:Na Jomtien Elephant Camp (Khao Chi Chan elephant center?)
ArrivalNa Jomtien Elephant Camp (Khao Chi Chan elephant center?)
Born:* <1950
Document updated2013-04-19: new record
2018-05-05: claimed age

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.

2013-04-18: Died after tusk wounds inflicted from Plai Noi. Claimed to be 69 years.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Plai Sompong, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Na Jomtien Elephant Camp (Khao Chi Chan elephant center?) in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=13374. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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