Phra Chaya Mongkhul (Phrayachaiyamongkol) at Vientiane Ban Keun Zoo (Tulakhom Inter Zoo)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Phra Chaya Mongkhul (Phrayachaiyamongkol) at Vientiane Ban Keun Zoo (Tulakhom Inter Zoo)

Phra Chaya Mongkhul (Phrayachaiyamongkol)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Location:Vientiane Ban Keun Zoo (Tulakhom Inter Zoo)
ArrivedVientiane Ban Keun Zoo (Tulakhom Inter Zoo)
Born: wild
Document updated2010-05-18: new record
2018-05-02: link to EleWiki submitted

This elephant is refered to as "Xang Peuak", a white elephant.

"Besides his nine-to-five job at the zoo, Chaya Mongkhul also takes
part in special events.

Colourfully decorated he strode along Vientianes streets at the
"Visit Laos Year" parade last November with his mahout dressed in a
bright red costume guiding him.

Chaya Mongkhuls mahout Phongsavan, his constant companion at the zoo,
recalled the day with pride, "We had to walk to Vientiane, 70
kilometres in parching heat."


Claudia Winter, 2000 Deutsche Presse-Agentur

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  • Claudia Winter, 2000 Deutsche Presse-Agentur

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