Plai Num Sek
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Pu Jay Mau Sabmak in Thailand

♂ Plai Num Sek
Num Sek during the Surin elephant festival, 2011.
Num Sek during the Surin elephant festival, 2011.



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Born:* unknown
Birth place:
Total: 10 babies

1. Born Pạng Nam Petch (พังน้ำเพชร)

2. Born Pang Num Aoy

3. Born Tap Tim

4. Born Kwan

5. Born 2000 Pang Som Sri (Lum Yai)

6. Born 2001 Num-Oi Local id: A60408

7. Born 2003 Sirimongkol (พลายศิริมงคล)

8. Born 2006-01-03Pang Meena Local id: 20

9. Born 2009-02-03Plai Chai Mongkol

10. Born 2018-03-17 Samson
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pu Jay Mau Sabmak, in Thailand

Date of arrival

Pu Jay Mau Sabmak
Record history
History of updates2021-11-02

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Plai Num Sek is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located with the private owner Pu Jay Mau Sabmak, in Thailand.

Num Sek arrived to Pu Jay Mau Sabmak unknown date, relocated from , in .

In Pu Jay Mau Sabmak, Plai Num Sek lives as single living elephant at this location


Total: 10 babies

  1. (F) Pạng Nam Petch (พังน้ำเพชร)
  2. (F) Pang Num Aoy
  3. () Tap Tim
  4. (M) Kwan
  5. (F) 2000 Pang Som Sri (Lum Yai)
  6. (F) 2001 Num-Oi Local id: A60408
  7. (M) 2003 Sirimongkol (พลายศิริมงคล)
  8. (F) 2006-01-03 Pang Meena Local id: 20
  9. (M) 2009-02-03 Plai Chai Mongkol
  10. (M) 2018-03-17 Samson


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 Num Sek was born unknown .

Comments / pictures

Pu Jay bought Num Sek in Lampoon, northern Thailand, when he was about two years old, and unfortunately he does not recall any names of the parents, but he claim Num Sek was born within Lampoon elephant community.

2005: Num Sek was starring in the film "The Scorpion King" together with Thong Kham.

Se also blog article Famous Surin elephants: Num Sek

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Plai Num Sek, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Pu Jay Mau Sabmak in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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