Plai Phuki (Phu Ki, Pooky, Pooki, (Phu Keab),Tong Kam, Thongkum) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp

Plai Phuki (Phu Ki, Pooky, Pooki, (Phu Keab),Tong Kam, Thongkum)
ID nr:Chip id Number; 116-749-347A
 - Local id Number: 10 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 49 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
ArrivalAnantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp
from Unknown
Unknown 2004-08-00
from Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
Born:* 1971 captive-born
Parents: x unknown
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 2003-01-25 Liberty (Libby)
  2. (M) 2010-05-23 Plai Pachok (Pa Chok, Nong Phil)
Siblings through the mother unknown:
  1. 1985(M) Pa
Phuki (Phu Ki, Pooky, Pooki, (Phu Keab),Tong Kam, Thongkum)s pedigree:
P I II III

Phuki (Phu Ki, Pooky, Pooki, (Phu Keab),Tong Kam, Thongkum)

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Document updated2009-12-06: sired a son
2011-03-11: transfers
2011-03-11: mother
2013-05-01: corr birth year, chip nr
2016-12-16: alt name
2018-04-30: local id nr, alt spelling name

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.

Right tearing ear.

He grew up on the Thai side of the border around Chiang Mai but crossed regularly, during times of low work or crack down on his illegal job he was let free into the forest but always re-caught - after the injury his owners decided he may not be able to fend for himself in the rapidly dissappearing Burmese jungle and so sought easy employment for him.

On lease at elephant nature park 2003-2004.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Plai Phuki (Phu Ki, Pooky, Pooki, (Phu Keab),Tong Kam, Thongkum), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5458. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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