Mahout


Definition of Mahout

From the elephant glossary Section: management


An old, experienced mahout from Kandy, Sri Lanka. Photo: © Dan Koehl, 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, 2012
An old, experienced mahout from Kandy, Sri Lanka. Photo: © Dan Koehl, 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, 2012
Ex Chief Mahout at Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka, Mr K.G. Sumunabanda
An old, experienced mahout from Kandy, Sri Lanka. Photo: © Dan Koehl, 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, 2012
Elephant trainer Puy Jay Mau  Sabmak from Pi Man village in Surin, Thailand. Photo: Dan Koehl, Surin elephant festival, 2011
Elephant trainer Puy Jay Mau Sabmak from Pi Man village in Surin, Thailand. Photo: Dan Koehl, Surin elephant festival, 2011 An old, experienced mahout from Kandy, Sri Lanka. Photo: © Dan Koehl, 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, 2012
Veteran mahout Mew Salangam (1926-2019) in Ban Ta Klang, Surin, Thailand. Photo: Dan Koehl, Surin, 2011
Veteran mahout Mew Salangam (1926-2019) in Ban Ta Klang, Surin, Thailand. Photo: Dan Koehl, Surin, 2011 An old, experienced mahout from Kandy, Sri Lanka. Photo: © Dan Koehl, 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, 2012
Portrait of elephant king Y Thu Knul donated by the French colonialists.
Portrait of elephant king Y Thu Knul donated by the French colonialists. An old, experienced mahout from Kandy, Sri Lanka. Photo: © Dan Koehl, 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, 2012



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Reference list Koehl, Dan, (2022). Mahout. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/index.php?id=12. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • An old, experienced mahout from Kandy, Sri Lanka. Photo: © Dan Koehl, 33rd Annual Nawam Maha Perahera at Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, 2012

Selected publications
  • J. Lou Barnes, Elephants at Work
  • Hùng Vũ, The Story of a Mahout and His War Elephant
  • Jean Vortkamp, For the Love of Elephants: Mahoutship and Elephant Conservation in Thailand

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