|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|
|Location:||Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp|
|Arrival||Anantara Golden Triangles Elephant Camp |
from Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
|Born:||* 1971 captive-born|
|Offspring, year of birth, year of death:|
|Siblings through the mother unknown:|
|Document updated||2009-12-06: sired a son|
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 listKoehl, 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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