Sambat an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Seoul Childrens Grand Park

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Sambat at Seoul Childrens Grand Park

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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 30 years old
Location:Seoul Childrens Grand Park
ArrivalSeoul Childrens Grand Park 2010-07-08
from Angkor Wat elephants
Angkor Wat elephants
from Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC)
Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center (PTWRC) 2004-00-00
from Preah Monivong National Park (Phnom Bokor National Park)
Born:* 1990 wild Cambodia
Document updated2012-03-10: name, text, picture
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

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Koehl, D., (2020). Sambat, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Seoul Childrens Grand Park in South Korea. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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