Kham Bun
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Vietnam Circus Federation in Vietnam

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Kham Bun  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 6 years old
Status:foot problems
Born:* 2004 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2010-08-11
Death reason: disease: infection in the leg, which reached the bone
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Vietnam Circus Federation, in Vietnam

Date of arrival

2007-09-00Vietnam Circus Federation
from Buon Don village unspecified owner

2006-00-00Buon Don village unspecified owner
from Yok Don National Park

Record history
History of updates2012-04-03: text
2018-10-01: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Kham Bun is a dead foot problems Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2010-08-11 at Vietnam Circus Federation, in Vietnam, . Official death reason described as infection in the leg, which reached the bone.


Kham Bun was born wild 2004.

Comments / pictures

2006:The foot was ensnared in a trap in Central Highland Dak Lak Province in 2006.

2007: Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ordered Kham Bun sent to the Circus Federation in 2007 after forest rangers rescued him and treated his wound.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kham Bun, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Vietnam Circus Federation in Vietnam. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 October 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories2010 deaths | 2004 births | Born in Vietnam | Elephants from Vietnam Circus Federation | Vietnam | Asian elephants

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