Mae San
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) in Laos

♀ Mae San



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1978 unknown
Birth place: in Hongsa District unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), in Laos

Date of arrival

Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
from Hongsa District unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2013-04-20: text

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Mae San is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), in Laos.

San arrived to the Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) unknown date, relocated from the Hongsa District unspecified location, in Laos.

San lives together with 13 other elephants at the Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp):
  1. 1. ♀ Mae Bong born 1967
  2. 2. ♀ Mae Bounthem born 2001
  3. 3. ⚪ Mae Buakham born 1973
  4. 4. ♀ Mae Kham born 1963
  5. 5. ♀ Kham Khoune
  6. 6. ♀ Mae Khamheuang born 1982
  7. 7. ⚪ Mae Khammang born 1980
  8. 8. ♀ Mae Khampang born 1976
  9. 9. ♀ Mae Kong Ngeun (Kongngeung)
  10. 10. ♀ Mae Bounnam born 1959
  11. 11. ♀ Mae Cot born >1948
  12. 12. ⚪ Maxi born 2013-05-23
  13. 13. ♀ Mae Uak born 1965

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

Mae San was born unknown 1978 at Hongsa District unspecified location.

Comments / pictures

1978: Born in Hongsa district, Sayaboury Province ca 1978. Mae San worked in the logging industry throughout her young adulthood. She is blind in her right eye from an old logging injury. A chain broke and she fell down into branches and one branch lacerated her right eye.

Mahout: Mr. Pan

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Mae San, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) in Laos. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 July 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Michael Roerig, Elephant village, Luang Prabang, Laos.

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Categories1978 births | Born in Laos | Elephants from Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) | Laos | Asian elephants

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