Pang Sompong (Siam) an Asian elephant at Maetaeng Elephant Park (Mae Taeng)

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

Date of Arrival

2005-03-03Maetaeng Elephant Park (Mae Taeng) from Surin elephant roundup (Sri Narong stadium)
Surin elephant roundup (Sri Narong stadium) 2002-11-00
from Surin unspecified Elephant Camp

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† Pang Sompong (Siam) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Maetaeng Elephant Park (Mae Taeng), in Thailand, disease in 2005-06-13, severe blood poisoning, (see detailed list).


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

Pang Sompong (Siam) 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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Pang Sompong (Siam), an Asian at Maetaeng Elephant Park (Mae Taeng) in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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