Mae Bua Kam an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)

Mae Bua Kam
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ maybe about 65 years old (estimated age)
Management:Free contact
Location:Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
ArrivalElephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert) 2007-02-09
from Karen unspecified hilltribe family
Born:* 1955? wild
Document updated2011-04-14: 

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

Born 1945-1955?

Mae Bua Kam means "Golden Lotus".

At more than 70 years of age, Mae Bua Kams owner realized it was time for her to retire. He contacted Lek to ask if she could live out her golden years in the relaxing atmosphere of the Park. Lek does not have to buy her or pay a monthly lease fee; the owner has willingly given her freedom for the rest of her days.


Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Mae Bua Kam, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert) in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2965. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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