Plai Somjai an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp

☨ Plai Somjai
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Dead date: 2015?,
Death reason: disease: impaction
Location:Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
ArrivalAnantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp 2013-04-22
from Maetaman Elephant Camp
Maetaman Elephant Camp
from Khun Pai Tun
Born:* 1995 captive-born
in Khun Pai Tun
Parents: x Bua Jan (Bua Jaan)
Siblings through the mother Bua Jan (Bua Jaan):
  1. 1985(M) Boon Me (Boon Mi)
  2. 2002(M) Somboon
  3. 2009-11-00(M) Erawan
  4. 2014-03-03 -- † 2018-01-29 (M) Zuki
Somjais pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2013-04-28: transfer
2013-04-29: arrival date date
2018-04-30: corr birth type
2018-05-10: death report

Plai is a prefix name, orginally a Mon word, meaning youthful male or a strong man, today used in Thailand for male elephants with tusks.

Owner: Khun Pai Tun

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Plai Somjai, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4188. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • John Roberts, GTAEF

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