Plai Thong Bai
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village) in Thailand

♂ 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

Identification

Local id Number 3

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 52 years old
Dentition
Incisivestusker
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1969 captive-born
Birth place: in Ban Ta Klang unspecified owner

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

Date of arrival

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

Record history
History of updates2011-11-30: mother, birthplace, picture
2011-12-01: father, text
2018-05-04: dentition
2018-06-13: alt spelling name

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Plai Thong Bai is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village), in Thailand.

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

Thong Bai lives together with 51 other elephants at the Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village):
  1. 1. ♀ Anda born 2014
  2. 2. ♂ Plai Bua Barn born 1981
  3. 3. ♂ Plai Bua Barn II born 1993
  4. 4. ♀ Pang Bua Kham born 1985
  5. 5. ♀ Euang Luang born 1993
  6. 6. ♀ Nung Ning (หนุงหนิง) born 2007
  7. 7. ♀ Pạng khan ja na (พังกาญจนา) born 1989
  8. 8. ♀ Pạng Nam Petch (พังน้ำเพชร)
  9. 9. ♀ Pang Anna (พังแอนนา) born 1987
  10. 10. ♀ Pang Chanthip (พังจันทร์ทิพย์) born 1972
  11. 11. ♀ Pang e leaw (พังอีแหล๋ว)
  12. 12. ♀ Pang Kamli Thong (พังกำไลทอง) born 1996
  13. 13. ♀ Pang Kanda (พังกานดา)
  14. 14. ♀ Pang Kham Saen (พังคำแสน) born 1975
  15. 15. ♀ Pang Kham Saw (พังคำสาว) born 2003
  16. 16. ♀ Pang Lanna (พังล้านนา) born 1997
  17. 17. ♀ Pang Mae Noal (พังแม่นวล)
  18. 18. ♀ Pang Na Sa (พังนาซ่า) born 2001
  19. 19. ♀ Pang Nong Da (พังน้องดา)
  20. 20. ♀ Pang Sa det (พังเสด็จ) born 2008
  21. 21. ♀ Pang Saen Luang (พังแสนหลวง)
  22. 22. ♀ Pang Saen Suk (พลายแสนสุข) born 1998
  23. 23. ♀ Pang Saeng Daew (พังแสงดาว)
  24. 24. ♀ Pang Sai Fa (พังสายฟ้า) born 1998
  25. 25. ♀ Pang Sombourn
  26. 26. ♀ Pang Thong Khun (พังทองคูณ) born 1960
  27. 27. ♀ Pang Tongbai (พังทองใบ) born 1998
  28. 28. ♀ Pang Wassana (พังวาสนา)
  29. 29. ♂ Plai Boon rod (พลายบุญรอด) born 1976
  30. 30. ♂ Plai Boon thum (พลายบุญทุ่ม) born 1996
  31. 31. ♂ Plai Bua Thong (พลายบัวทอง)
  32. 32. ♂ Plai Chokchai (พลายโชคชัย) born 1997
  33. 33. ♂ Plai Dung Dee (พลายดวงดี) born 1985
  34. 34. ♂ Plai Kham Kaew (พลายคำแก้ว) born 1981
  35. 35. ♂ Plai Kham lan (พลายคำล้าน)
  36. 36. ♂ Plai Kham Mun (พลายคำมูล)
  37. 37. ♂ Plai Kham Sean (พลายคำแสน)
  38. 38. ♂ Plai Khen (พลายเคน)
  39. 39. ♂ Plai Kwai Meung (พลายขวัญเมือง)
  40. 40. ♂ Plai Ngen (พลายเงิน)
  41. 41. ♂ Plai Nong Tak (พังน้องตั๊ก) born 1983
  42. 42. ♂ Plai Ra chan (พลายราชันย์)
  43. 43. ♂ Plai Sakbi (สักใบ) born 1981
  44. 44. ♂ Plai Sampao Thong (พลายสำเภาทอง)
  45. 45. ♂ Plai Sanam Chai (พลายสนามไชย) born 1996
  46. 46. ♂ Plai Sompon (พลายสมพร)
  47. 47. ♂ Plai Thong Daeng (พลายทองแดง) born 1994
  48. 48. ♂ Plai Thong Dee (พลายทองดี) born 1977
  49. 49. ♂ Ran Koon born 2010-10-31
  50. 50. ♀ Sri Suda (พังศรีสุดา) born 1996
  51. 51. ♂ Seador Thumjai born 1974


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

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) 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 ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Thong Bai

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Noi

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Dame m:
Bua Ngoen

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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
Plai Thong Bai  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village) in Thailand

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

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Plai Thong Bai, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Surin elephant study center (Baan Tha Klang Elephant Village) in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 October 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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