Plai Thong Bai an Asian elephant at Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)


♂ Plai Thong Bai
Thongbai and Mr Lun Salangam. Photo: © Surin elephant study center, Ban Ta Klang, Surin, Thailand.
Thongbai and Mr Lun Salangam. *SURINSTUDY

Alternative name:Thongbai
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 52 years old
Id numberLocal id Number: 3
Dentition:tusker
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1969 captive-born
Birth place: in Ban Ta Klang unspecified owner

Parents: Noi x ♀ Bua Ngoen
Locations
Present / last location:Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village), in Thailand

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village)
from Ban Ta Klang unspecified owner

Document updated2011-11-30: mother, birthplace, picture
2011-12-01: father, text
2018-05-04: dentition
2018-06-13: alt spelling name
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Plai Thong Bai is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village), in Thailand.

Thong Bai arrived in Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village) unknown date, relocated from Ban Ta Klang unspecified owner, in Thailand.

In Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village), Plai Thong Bai lives together with 52 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Anda born 2014
  2. ,
  3. Plai Bua Barn born 1981
  4. ,
  5. Plai Bua Barn II born 1993
  6. ,
  7. Pang Bua Kham born 1985
  8. ,
  9. Euang Luang (?????????????) born 1993
  10. ,
  11. Nung Ning (หนุงหนิง) born 2007
  12. ,
  13. Pạng khan ja na (พังกาญจนา) born 1989
  14. ,
  15. Pạng Nam Petch (พังน้ำเพชร)
  16. ,
  17. Pang Anna (พังแอนนา) born 1987
  18. ,
  19. Pang Chanthip (พังจันทร์ทิพย์) born 1972
  20. ,
  21. Pang e leaw (พังอีแหล๋ว)
  22. ,
  23. Pang Kamli Thong (พังกำไลทอง) born 1996
  24. ,
  25. Pang Kanda (พังกานดา)
  26. ,
  27. Pang Kham Saen (พังคำแสน) born 1975
  28. ,
  29. Pang Kham Saw (พังคำสาว) born 2003
  30. ,
  31. Pang Lanna (พังล้านนา) born 1997
  32. ,
  33. Pang Mae Noal (พังแม่นวล)
  34. ,
  35. Pang Na Sa (พังนาซ่า) born 2001
  36. ,
  37. Pang Nong Da (พังน้องดา)
  38. ,
  39. Pang Sa det (พังเสด็จ) born 2008
  40. ,
  41. Pang Saen Luang (พังแสนหลวง)
  42. ,
  43. Pang Saen Suk (พลายแสนสุข) born 1998
  44. ,
  45. Pang Saeng Daew (พังแสงดาว)
  46. ,
  47. Pang Sai Fa (พังสายฟ้า) born 1998
  48. ,
  49. Pang Sombourn (พังสมบูรณ์) born 1951
  50. ,
  51. Pang Thong Khun (พังทองคูณ) born 1960
  52. ,
  53. Pang Tongbai (พังทองใบ) born 1998
  54. ,
  55. Pang Wassana (พังวาสนา)
  56. ,
  57. Plai Boon rod (พลายบุญรอด) born 1976
  58. ,
  59. Plai Boon thum (พลายบุญทุ่ม) born 1996
  60. ,
  61. Plai Bua Thong (พลายบัวทอง)
  62. ,
  63. Plai Chokchai (พลายโชคชัย) born 1997
  64. ,
  65. Plai Dung Dee (พลายดวงดี) born 1985
  66. ,
  67. Plai Kham Kaew (พลายคำแก้ว) born 1981
  68. ,
  69. Plai Kham lan (พลายคำล้าน)
  70. ,
  71. Plai Kham Mun (พลายคำมูล)
  72. ,
  73. Plai Kham Sean (พลายคำแสน)
  74. ,
  75. Plai Khen (พลายเคน)
  76. ,
  77. Plai Kwai Meung (พลายขวัญเมือง)
  78. ,
  79. Plai Ngen (พลายเงิน)
  80. ,
  81. Plai Nong Tak (พังน้องตั๊ก) born 1983
  82. ,
  83. Plai Ra chan (พลายราชันย์)
  84. ,
  85. Plai Sakbi (สักใบ) born 1981
  86. ,
  87. Plai Sampao Thong (พลายสำเภาทอง)
  88. ,
  89. Plai Sanam Chai (พลายสนามไชย) born 1996
  90. ,
  91. Plai Sompon (พลายสมพร)
  92. ,
  93. Plai Thong Daeng (พลายทองแดง) born 1994
  94. ,
  95. Plai Thong Dee (พลายทองดี) born 1977
  96. ,
  97. Plai Thumjai (?????????) born 1974
  98. ,
  99. Ran Koon born 2010-10-31
  100. ,
  101. Sri Suda (พังศรีสุดา) born 1996
  102. ,
  103. unknown
  104. , (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 Thong Bai was born captive-born 1969 at Ban Ta Klang unspecified owner.

Parentage


Parents of Plai Thong Bai are: ♂ Noi (father) and ♀ Bua Ngoen (mother).


Siblings through the father Noi:

  1. 1974(M) Plai Thumjai (?????????)
  2. 1998(F) Pancake (???????)

Siblings through the mother Bua Ngoen:

  1. (F) noname
  2. (M) noname
  3. >1972?(F) Chand Pen
  4. >1975?(F) Thong Muan
  5. >1978?(M) Rambo

Pedigree


Thong Bais pedigree:
P I II III

Thong Bai

Sire:
Noi

Sire:
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Bua Ngoen

Sire:
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Dame:
Dame:
Sire:
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Comments / pictures

The third calf was Plai Thong Bai. His father was Plai Noi (deceased).

Thongbai is one of Ban Ta Klangs most famous elephants, often leading processions, and he also was chosen by Chang Beer for their advertisment pictures.

Records about Thong Bai from Surin elephant study center, Ban Ta Klang, Surin, Thailand


© Surin elephant study center http://www.elephantsurin.com/



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Plai Thong Bai, an Asian at Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village) in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6912. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Surin elephant study center in April 2011
  • Lalipa Nilubol, Thailand



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