Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) an Asian elephant at Elephant Valley Project Cambodia

♀ Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo)

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 60 years old
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Management:Free contact
Born:* 1960 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Elephant Valley Project Cambodia, in Cambodia

Date of Arrival

2014-12-00Elephant Valley Project Cambodia from Sin Sorn
Sin Sorn 2012-02-00
from Wat Phnom
Wat Phnom 1993-00-00
from Sin Sorn
Sin Sorn 1979-00-00
from Khmer Rouge cadres labour camp
Khmer Rouge cadres labour camp
from Prom Song

Document updated2011-02-12:�text, source
2012-03-06:�removed from work at the temple
2016-01-25: transfer
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Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Elephant Valley Project Cambodia, in Cambodia.

Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) arrived in Elephant Valley Project Cambodia 2014-12-00, relocated from Sin Sorn, in Cambodia.

In Elephant Valley Project Cambodia, Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) lives together with 9 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Hen
  2. ,
  3. Easy Rider
  4. ,
  5. Pearl
  6. ,
  7. Doe
  8. ,
  9. Genial (Gee Neowl)
  10. ,
  11. Darling (Bong Kong)
  12. ,
  13. Ruby
  14. ,
  15. Mae Nang (Mae Leh) born 1952
  16. ,
  17. Said Ning Wan born 1958?
  18. , (see detailed list).


Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo) was born wild 1960.

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Contradictory records:
According to the owner: Origin from Oral Mountains, Kampung Speau province.
Spend some years, brutalized at a Khmer Rogue camp.
During late seventies by unknown owner, Kravagn mountains, Pursat province.

Other sources state Sin Sorn bought her after the fall of Khmer Rogue, fabricated the story about Khmer Rogue, and that she is younger than he claims.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Sambo (Sam Bo, Sombo), an Asian at Elephant Valley Project Cambodia in Cambodia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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