Plai Songkran an Asian elephant at TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute)


 ☨ ♂ Plai Songkran  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
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Origin
Born:* captive-born
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Parents: x ♀ Boon Jan (Chan, Ms. Moon Blessing)
Death
Dead date: 2013-01-10
Death reason: euthanised: poisoned by pesticides by free roaming
Locations
Present / last location:TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute), in Thailand

Date of Arrival
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2013-01-07TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute)
from GVI Elephant Rescue

Document updated2013-05-16: ate poison, transfered, dead
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Description

† Plai Songkran is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute), in Thailand, of euthanised in 2013-01-10. Official death reason described as poisoned by pesticides by free roaming. (see detailed list).

Origin


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 Songkran was born captive-born .

Parentage


Parents of Plai Songkran are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Boon Jan (Chan, Ms. Moon Blessing) (mother).


Pedigree


Songkrans pedigree:
P I II III

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Boon Jan (Chan, Ms. Moon Blessing)

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Comments / pictures

2013-01-06:He got a hold of some very toxic pesticides on Sunday, 6 Jan which had been left out in a field in our forest. On Monday's hike it was a call for alarm when he defecated blue liquid. His owner's wife and daughter were there checking up on him, which was quite an unusual thing for us to see being that GVI’s group and the mahouts are always the only ones out with the elephants. After asking some questions, Song Kran’s mahout took me down the hill to where they had covered up an empty bottle of paraquat dichloride.

2013-01-07:A vet arrived around 7 pm Monday evening. Song Kran was given fluid intravenously while we waited for a truck to transport him and his mother, Boon Jan, to the hospital. I went with vet and the two elephant owners, Pattie Mokah and Pattie Pommie to the government run hospital in Lampang, an hour outside of Chiang Mai.

2013-01-08:We arrived around 7 am Tuesday morning.

2013-01-10: The vet showed me pictures of what he had passed in his faeces, an image of indiscernible internal organs. That pesticide shut down his kidneys, liver then nervous system, burned his mouth and esophagus and entered his lungs. The vets do not practice euthanasia so they gave him morphine drips for those 8 hours, from 1 am until 9 am; the time he went



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Plai Songkran, an Asian at TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute) in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 March 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6246. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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