Pang Sompong
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Maetaeng Elephant Park in Thailand

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Pang Sompong  dead elephant
Alternative name: Siam



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Born:* 1965 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2005-06-13
Death reason: disease: Sepsis: severe blood poisoning,
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Maetaeng Elephant Park, in Thailand

Date of arrival

2005-03-03Maetaeng Elephant Park
from Surin elephant roundup (Sri Narong stadium)

2002-11-00Surin elephant roundup (Sri Narong stadium)
from Surin unspecified Elephant Camp

Record history
History of updates2013-05-12: 

Latest document update2021-10-22 11:36:25
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† Pang Sompong is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2005-06-13 at Maetaeng Elephant Park, in Thailand, . Official death reason described as Sepsis: severe blood poisoning, .


Pang is a prefix name, used in Thailand for female elephants.

Pang Sompong was born wild 1965.

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1970-1990: Working elephant
1991-2002: Street elephant
2005-06-01: She collapsed in the mud wallow and a crane had to be brought in to lift her out. Vets from the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre in Lampang were called and diagnosed a case of severe blood poisoning. She suffered an acute reaction after being treated with an IV drip and huge doses of antibiotic, Her lower body and three of her legs have swollen to dangerous proportions.
2005-06-09: Another vet has been to examine her, confirming reports that she had an adverse reaction to the IV drip that was inserted into her after an initial infection.
2005-06-13: Siam passed away on Monday morning and was buried later that day after a full Buddhist ceremony.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Pang Sompong, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Maetaeng Elephant Park in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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