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Plai Boon Rueng
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal in Thailand

♂ Plai Boon Rueng

Alternative name: Boonruang



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 12 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 2011-10-29 captive-born , number 46
Birth place: in Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal

Parents: Plai Wang x ♀ Nongair (Nongae)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal, in Thailand

Date of arrival

2011-10-29Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
Record history
History of updates2011-11-04: name
2011-11-29: corr name
2012-01-17: local id
2012-02-10: father
2018-10-13: source, corrected local id nr
2020-11-15: Birth nr 46 added

Latest document update2020-11-15 13:12:18
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Plai Boon Rueng is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal, in Thailand.

Boon Rueng arrived in 2011-10-29 to the Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal, Boon Rueng lives together with 100 other elephants at the Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal:

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


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 Boon Rueng was born captive-born as birth number 46 2011-10-29 at Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal.


Parents of Plai Boon Rueng are: ♂ Plai Wang (father) and ♀ Nongair (Nongae) (mother).

Siblings through the father Plai Wang:

  1. 2005-01-20 -- † 2005-01-20 (M) stillborn
  2. 2006-03-13(M) Wanchang
  3. 2006-09-29(F) Muenlan
  4. 2007-04-09(F) Soilaya
  5. 2007-04-28(F) Aigo
  6. 2007-04-30(M) Khumpaan
  7. 2008-01-21(F) Soiselee
  8. 2008-05-26(M) Paya Phet
  9. 2010-08-24(M) Plai Khunchon

Siblings through the mother Nongair (Nongae):

  1. 2004-03-03(F) Ganigah
  2. 2007-10-29(F) Pang Chabagaeow


Boon Ruengs ancestral Pedigree:

Boon Rueng

Sire (f):
Plai Wang

Born: 1976

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Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Nongair (Nongae)


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Comments / pictures

The second elephant born in Ayutthaya on 29 10 2011 to Nong Ar is called Boon Luang, not Soisoree who is a 3 year old female who is grouped with Nong Ar and Boon Luang.Millie

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Plai Boon Rueng, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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