Plai Thang (wild) an Asian elephant at Rayong province

♂ 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
Present / last location:Rayong province, in Thailand

Date of Arrival
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Rayong province
from TECC hospital Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital)
TECC hospital Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital) 2009-00-00
from Rayong province

Document updated2020-11-13
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Plai Thang (wild) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Rayong province, in Thailand.

Thang (wild) arrived Rayong province unknown date, relocated from TECC hospital Lampang (Thai Elephant Conservation Center Hospital), in Thailand. (see detailed list).


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.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Plai Thang (wild), an Asian elephant at Rayong province in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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