Plai Sak an Asian elephant at Copenhagen Zoo


♂ Plai Sak
Alternative name:Plaisak
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 3 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 201712?
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2017-05-17 captive-born
Birth place: in Copenhagen Zoo

Parents: Chieng Mai x ♀ Kungrao
Locations
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of Arrival

2017-05-17Copenhagen Zoo

Document updated2018-03-02: new, possible eep nr
2018-05-07: alt name
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Description

Location


Plai Sak is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark.

Sak arrived in Copenhagen Zoo 2017-05-17,

In Copenhagen Zoo, Plai Sak lives together with 6 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Naing Thein born 1980-09-26
  2. ,
  3. Surin born 1998
  4. ,
  5. Pang Kungrao born 1998
  6. ,
  7. Maha Kumari born 2007-05-09
  8. ,
  9. Jung Bul Kne born 2017-01-28
  10. ,
  11. Mun born 2020-10-01
  12. , (see detailed list).

Origin


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 Sak was born captive-born 2017-05-17 in Copenhagen Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Plai Sak are: ♂ Chieng Mai (father) and ♀ Kungrao (mother).


Siblings through the father Chieng Mai:

  1. 1970-09-18(F) Irma
  2. 1975-12-15(F) Schottzie
  3. 1980-03-31 -- † 1984-09-08 (F) Maia
  4. 1981-11-10 -- † 2020-07-24 (M) Chang
  5. 1983-03-18 -- † 1990-09-07 (M) Haakon
  6. 1986-01-22 -- † 2003-09-21 (F) Coco
  7. 1991-10-28 -- † 1991-10-28 (F) noname
  8. 1996-03-15 -- † 2006-02-09 (M) Santosh
  9. 1997-02-17 -- † 1997-06-19 (M) Hannibal
  10. 2001-12-02 -- † 2003-10-06 (M) Punjab
  11. 2006-03-20(M) Gandhi
  12. 2013-02-25 -- † 2014-11-24 (M) Khao Sok
  13. 2013-08-26 -- † 2013-08-26 (F) stillborn
  14. 2015-09-04 -- † 2015-09-04 (M) stillborn

Siblings through the mother Kungrao:

  1. 2013-02-25 - † 2014-11-24 (M) Khao Sok

Pedigree


Saks pedigree:
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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Plai Sak, an Asian at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=16732. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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