Plai Eak (Plai Aek) an Asian elephant at Chiang Mai Zoo

☨ Plai Eak (Plai Aek)
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂
Dead date: 2008-02-25
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Chiang Mai Zoo
ArrivalChiang Mai Zoo 1979-00-00
Born:* wild
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 1998-11-19 Chaiyo (Chai Yo)
  2. (F) 2003-11-14 -- † 2006-04-04 Thong Kwao
Document updated2010-05-18
Guinness World of Records recorded Plai Eak as having the longest single tusk, which was measured at about two meters.

A forest plantation in Lampang province donated Plai Eak to Chiang Mai Zoo in 1979 when the elephant retired after dragging logs around for 50 years.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Plai Eak (Plai Aek), an Asian at Chiang Mai Zoo in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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