Plai Bird
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens in Thailand

Biography
♂ Plai Bird
Plai Bird with owner and mahout Mr. P’Kai in Nong Noch Garden, 2024
Plai Bird with owner and mahout Mr. P’Kai in Nong Noch Garden, 2024

Identification

Local id Number 24

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 48 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1976 unknown
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Offspring
Total: 12 babies

1. Born 1995?Plai Ning Nong

2. Born 2001-01-26 Pang Troot-Jeen

3. Born 2003-04-05Plai Sao-har

4. Born 2003-05-10 unknown

5. Born 2004-03-00 unknown

6. Born 2009-09-04 unknown

7. Born 2010-02-14 Pornchai

8. Born 2011-12-09 Santisuk

9. Born 2012-05-01 Unnamed

10. Born 2017-05-21Plai Nammon

11. Born 2020-01-31Plai Bua Khao

12. Born 2021-05-00 Pempoon
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, in Thailand

Date of arrival

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens
from P’Kai

P’Kai
from Ban Ta Klang elephant village

Ban Ta Klang elephant village
from Phetchaburi province unspecified owner

Record history
History of updates2024-03-18:

Latest document update2024-03-18 09:05:41
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Biography


Plai Bird is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, in Thailand.

Bird arrived to the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens unknown date, relocated from the P’Kai, in Thailand.


Social

Bird lives together with 59 other elephants at the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 13. ♂ Baicha born 2021-07-07
  2. 14. ♀ Baitoey born 2002?
  3. 15. ♂ Plai Boonmak born 2023-08-18
  4. 16. ♀ Pang Boonrod
  5. 17. ♂ Plai Bua Jay born 2022-09-29
  6. 18. ♂ Plai Bua Khao born 2020-01-31
  7. 19. ♀ Busarakham
  8. 20. ♂ Plai Chai born 2023-04-09
  9. 21. ♀ Clear Sky born 2016
  10. 22. ♂ Plai Daorung born 2023-02-10
  11. 23. ♀ Pang Duen Pen
  12. 24. ♀ Jing Jo born 1985
  13. 25. ♀ Kaimuk born 2020-05-13
  14. 26. ♂ Plai Mai Muang born 2001
  15. 27. ♀ Pang Manoch born 2022-09-03
  16. 28. ♀ Morakot
  17. 29. ♂ Plai Muk born 2003
  18. 30. ⚪ Mukda born 2014
  19. 31. ♂ Nam Phu born 2019-11-02
  20. 32. ♂ Plai Nammon born 2017-05-21
  21. 33. ♀ Phang Napthong born 2017-04-10
  22. 34. ♂ Plai Ning Nong born 1995?
  23. 35. ♀ Pang Nong Porn born 1997
  24. 36. ♀ Nongnong born 1993
  25. 37. ♀ Opal born 2020-10-19
  26. 38. ♀ Orn born 2017-08-09
  27. 39. ♂ Paetai born 2018
  28. 40. ♀ Pailin born 2001
  29. 41. ♀ Pang Dorami
  30. 42. ♀ Pang Jenni born 1980
  31. 43. ♀ Pang Troot-Jeen born 2001-01-26
  32. 44. ♀ Pang Ubol born 1976
  33. 45. ♀ Pang Wassana
  34. 46. ♂ Pempoon born 2021-05-00
  35. 47. ♀ Phang Sombat born 1993
  36. 48. ♂ Philin Helụuxngire born 2018-01-02
  37. 49. ♀ Pang Ploy born 2001
  38. 50. ♀ Porn Tip
  39. 51. ♂ Pornchai born 2010-02-14
  40. 52. ♂ Riangngeon Ekasit
  41. 53. ⚪ Santisuk born 2011-12-09
  42. 54. ♂ Plai Sao-har born 2003-04-05
  43. 55. ♀ Sarai born 2000?
  44. 56. ♀ Thongkam
  45. 57. ♀ Pang Took Jai born 2016-11-08
  46. 58. ♀ Tubtim born 2011
  47. 59. ♀ unknown born 2009-09-04
  48. 60. ♀ unknown born 2004-03-00
  49. 61. ♂ unknown born 2003-05-10
  50. 62. ⚪ unknown born 2014-03-13
  51. 63. ⚪ unknown born 2012-02-24
  52. 64. ⚪ unknown born 2017-09-27
  53. 65. ⚪ unknown born 2014-03-13
  54. 66. ♂ Unnamed born 2014-01-06
  55. 67. ♂ Unnamed born 2012-05-01
  56. 68. ♀ Wanpheng (วันเพ็ญ) born 1990
  57. 69. ♀ Wanvisa born 2010-05-28
  58. 70. ♀ Pang Wara Pim born 2022-09-03
  59. 71. ♀ Pang Yok born 2003


Affiliated people

1: P’Kai (mahout )

Offspring


Total: 12 babies

  1. (M) 1995? Plai Ning Nong
  2. (F) 2001-01-26 Pang Troot-Jeen
  3. (M) 2003-04-05 Plai Sao-har
  4. (M) 2003-05-10 unknown
  5. (F) 2004-03-00 unknown
  6. (F) 2009-09-04 unknown
  7. (M) 2010-02-14 Pornchai
  8. () 2011-12-09 Santisuk
  9. (M) 2012-05-01 Unnamed
  10. (M) 2017-05-21 Plai Nammon
  11. (M) 2020-01-31 Plai Bua Khao
  12. (M) 2021-05-00 Pempoon


Origin

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.

Plai Bird was born unknown 1976 at Asia unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

Bird in Nong Nooch Tropical GardensPlai Bird with Mahout Mr. P’Kai in Surin

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Plai Bird, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4994. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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