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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Seoul Childrens Grand Park in South Korea

♂ Sambat



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 33 years old
Born:* 1990 wild
Birth place:
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Present / last location:Seoul Childrens Grand Park, in South Korea

Date of arrival

2010-07-08Seoul Childrens Grand Park
from Angkor Wat elephants

Angkor Wat elephants
from Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)

2004-00-00Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)
from Preah Monivong National Park (Phnom Bokor National Park)

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History of updates2012-03-10: name, text, picture

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Sambat is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Seoul Childrens Grand Park, in South Korea.

Sambat arrived in 2010-07-08 to the Seoul Childrens Grand Park, relocated from the Angkor Wat elephants, in Cambodia.

Sambat lives together with 1 other elephants at the Seoul Childrens Grand Park:
  1. unknown born 1983

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Sambat was born wild 1990.

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One “rogue” elephant was captured in 2004 and re-housed in the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre after causing high levels of crop and property damage and posing a direct threat to the safety of villagers. The animal was found in a palm-oil plantation in Sihanoukville province and was thought to have originated from Bokor National Park nearby. Upon closer inspection it was discovered that a huge metal spike in the animals foot was the cause of the rampage, and after its removal the elephant made a full recovery in captivity.
Current status of elephants in Cambodia, by Maltby & Bourchier (2011), Gajah nr 35, 2012. (Journal of the IUCN/SSC Asian Elephant Specialist Group)

The bull elephant was Sambat, which I captured with the head FA vet, Nhim Thy and then took up the Elephants d'Angkor, though cannot remember the year. FA sent him to Korea with a female from Ratanakiri.
Nick Marx, Phnom Tamao

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sambat, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Seoul Childrens Grand Park in South Korea. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5908. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1990 births | Born in Cambodia | Elephants from Seoul Childrens Grand Park | South Korea | Asian elephants

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