Plai Bua Khao
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens in Thailand

Biography
♂ Plai Bua Khao


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Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 4 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2020-01-31 captive-born , number 92
Birth place: in Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

Parents: Bird x ♀ Pang Ubol
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, in Thailand

Date of arrival

2020-01-31Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens
Record history
History of updates2024-03-18:

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Biography


Plai Bua Khao is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, in Thailand.

Bua Khao arrived in 2020-01-31 to the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens,

Social

Bua Khao lives together with 59 other elephants at the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♂ Baicha born 2021-07-07
  2. 2. ♀ Baitoey born 2002?
  3. 3. ♂ Plai Bird born 1976
  4. 4. ♂ Plai Boonmak born 2023-08-18
  5. 5. ♀ Pang Boonrod
  6. 6. ♂ Plai Bua Jay born 2022-09-29
  7. 7. ♀ Busarakham
  8. 8. ♂ Plai Chai born 2023-04-09
  9. 9. ♀ Clear Sky born 2016
  10. 10. ♂ Plai Daorung born 2023-02-10
  11. 11. ♀ Pang Duen Pen
  12. 12. ♀ Jing Jo born 1985
  13. 13. ♀ Kaimuk born 2020-05-13
  14. 14. ♂ Plai Mai Muang born 2001
  15. 15. ♀ Pang Manoch born 2022-09-03
  16. 16. ♀ Morakot
  17. 17. ♂ Plai Muk born 2003
  18. 18. ⚪ Mukda born 2014
  19. 19. ♂ Nam Phu born 2019-11-02
  20. 20. ♂ Plai Nammon born 2017-05-21
  21. 21. ♀ Phang Napthong born 2017-04-10
  22. 22. ♂ Plai Ning Nong born 1995?
  23. 23. ♀ Pang Nong Porn born 1997
  24. 24. ♀ Nongnong born 1993
  25. 25. ♀ Opal born 2020-10-19
  26. 26. ♀ Orn born 2017-08-09
  27. 27. ♂ Paetai born 2018
  28. 28. ♀ Pailin born 2001
  29. 29. ♀ Pang Dorami
  30. 30. ♀ Pang Jenni born 1980
  31. 31. ♀ Pang Troot-Jeen born 2001-01-26
  32. 32. ♀ Pang Ubol born 1976
  33. 33. ♀ Pang Wassana
  34. 34. ♂ Pempoon born 2021-05-00
  35. 35. ♀ Phang Sombat born 1993
  36. 36. ♂ Philin Helụuxngire born 2018-01-02
  37. 37. ♀ Pang Ploy born 2001
  38. 38. ♀ Porn Tip
  39. 39. ♂ Pornchai born 2010-02-14
  40. 40. ♂ Riangngeon Ekasit
  41. 41. ⚪ Santisuk born 2011-12-09
  42. 42. ♂ Plai Sao-har born 2003-04-05
  43. 43. ♀ Sarai born 2000?
  44. 44. ♀ Thongkam
  45. 45. ♀ Pang Took Jai born 2016-11-08
  46. 46. ♀ Tubtim born 2011
  47. 47. ⚪ unknown born 2014-03-13
  48. 48. ⚪ unknown born 2017-09-27
  49. 49. ♀ unknown born 2004-03-00
  50. 50. ♂ unknown born 2003-05-10
  51. 51. ♀ unknown born 2009-09-04
  52. 52. ⚪ unknown born 2014-03-13
  53. 53. ⚪ unknown born 2012-02-24
  54. 54. ♂ Unnamed born 2012-05-01
  55. 55. ♂ Unnamed born 2014-01-06
  56. 56. ♀ Wanpheng (วันเพ็ญ) born 1990
  57. 57. ♀ Wanvisa born 2010-05-28
  58. 58. ♀ Pang Wara Pim born 2022-09-03
  59. 59. ♀ Pang Yok born 2003


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 Bua Khao was born captive-born as birth number 92 2020-01-31 at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens.

Parentage


Parents of Plai Bua Khao are: ♂ Bird (father) and ♀ Pang Ubol (mother).

Siblings through the father Bird:

  1. 1995?(M) Ning Nong
  2. 2001-01-26(F) Pang Troot-Jeen
  3. 2003-04-05(M) Sao-har
  4. 2003-05-10(M) unknown
  5. 2004-03-00(F) unknown
  6. 2009-09-04(F) unknown
  7. 2010-02-14(M) Pornchai
  8. 2011-12-09() Santisuk
  9. 2012-05-01(M) Unnamed
  10. 2017-05-21(M) Nammon
  11. 2021-05-00(M) Pempoon

Siblings through the mother Pang Ubol:

  1. 2004-03-00(F) unknown
  2. 2012-02-24() unknown

Pedigree


Bua Khaos ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Bua Khao

Sire (f):
Bird

Born: 1976

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Dame m:
Pang Ubol

Born: 1976

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Comments / pictures

It was a joyous occasion for residents and workers at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens near Pattaya when on January 31, 2020 the Mahout of 52-year-old Pung Ubol announced that the female pachyderm under his care had given birth to a healthy baby calf at 12.59pm.

Father, 40-year-old Plai Bird was nearby and was also overjoyed to hear the good news. All three were reported to be in good health and spirits.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Plai Bua Khao, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=17186. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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