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

♀ Mae Uak



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 56 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1965 captive-born
Birth place:

Parents: x ♀ unknown
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), in Laos

Date of arrival

2004-00-00Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
Record history
History of updates2010-05-29: arrival
2011-11-13: mother
2013-04-20: text, corr birth year

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

Uak arrived in 2004-00-00 to the Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), Uak 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 San born 1978

See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


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

Mae Uak was born captive-born 1965.


Parents of Mae Uak are: ♂ (father) and ♀ unknown (mother).


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Comments / pictures

1965: Born in Pakse ca. 1965

2004: Mae Uak was purchased in July of 2004. Transporting her the 1000 km from Pakse in the south of Laos to the camp was a very special task. Because the elephants seemed very nervous, the truck that brought Mae Uak and her 60 year old mother to the camp in Xieng Lom near Luang Prabang had to drive for 36 hours without a break. Three months later, Mae Uak's mother died unexpectedly. An elephant veterinarian flown in from Thailand diagnosed worms in the liver and heavy digestion problems for both the mother elephant, as well as Mae Uak.

Mahout - Mr. Sai

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Mae Uak, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) in Laos. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 October 2021 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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Categories1965 births | With Pedigree | Born in Laos | Elephants from Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) | Laos | Asian elephants

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