Tong Kham
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kulen Elephant Forest in Cambodia

Biography
dead elephant ☨ ♂ Tong Kham  dead elephant

Alternative name: Thong Kham, Tonglam, Thongkham

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 60 years old
Origin
Born:* 1963 unknown
Birth place: in Asia unspecified location
Death
Dead: 2023-06-01
Death reason: euthanised: suspicion Liver Fluke?
Burial: 2023-06-01, at Kulen Elephant Forest
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2004-00-00
(dead † 2004-00-00)
stillborn
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kulen Elephant Forest, in Cambodia

Date of arrival

2020-08-25Kulen Elephant Forest
from Angkor Elephants Company

1997-00-00Angkor Elephants Company
from Stung Treng province unspecified location

Stung Treng province unspecified location
from Mondulkiri province unspecified location


from Laos unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2023-12-24

Latest document update2024-04-11 07:40:23
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† Tong Kham is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2023-06-01 at Kulen Elephant Forest, in Cambodia, . Official death reason described as suspicion Liver Fluke?.

Affiliated people

1: Dan Koehl (manager from 2019 to 2023)

Offspring


Total: 1 babies

  1. () 2004-00-00 -- † 2004-00-00 stillborn


Origin

Tong Kham was born unknown 1963 at Asia unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

Probably origin from Cambodia, transfered to Laos and then to Mondulkiri.

Appeared in the film "Two brothers": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Brothers

2023: During the second half of 2022, and 2023, the sixty-year-old Asian bull Thong Kham showed less appetite and also reduced drinking of water. Presented different kinds of diet, but he still lost weight and general condition why an intensified veterinarian supervision was initiated. Blood tests etc did not show clear signs of reason, but when he from the 1st of June 2023 had very yellow urine, the suspicion was that his condition was related to the liver, with Liver Fluke as a possible diagnosis. His condition worsened, and an infusion was given, but on the 1st of June, he collapsed in the early morning. He was lifted up with a crane, but due to his weakness, his legs couldn't support his weight, and when there was no hope for improvement, the decision was taken to euthanize him, in order to reduce his pain.

From Necropsy, his visceral organs had the yellow color from bilirubin no petechial hemorrhage, no infraction.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tong Kham, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kulen Elephant Forest in Cambodia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6359. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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