Plai Thang (wild)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rayong province in Thailand

♂ Plai Thang (wild)

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Wild elephant
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Thailand unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Rayong province, in Thailand

Date of arrival

Rayong province
from TECC elephant hospital Lampang

2009-00-00TECC elephant hospital Lampang
from Rayong province

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History of updates2020-11-13

Latest document update2021-03-23 12:25:18
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Plai Thang (wild) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Rayong province, in Thailand.

Thang (wild) arrived to the Rayong province unknown date, relocated from the TECC elephant hospital Lampang, in Thailand.


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 Thang (wild) was born wild at Thailand unspecified location.

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2009: The elephant was found struggling through forests in Rayong, eastern Thailand, and was suffering from the deadly trypanosomiasis, a parasitic condition also known as sleeping sickness, and other diseases, as the weak animal was transferred to the Forest Industry Organization area. In Lampang province, to be treated by employees of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, as he was released after several months after his recovery.

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Plai Thang (wild), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rayong province in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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