Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens in Thailand

Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

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Owner 1954-2001: Pisit Tansacha
1954-2001: Nongnooch Tansacha
2001-: Kampon Tansacha
Size600 acre
Opened for public1980
Address Sukhumvit Road
Place Pattaya
Province Chonburi Province
Country Thailand
Website Website

Directors: Pattanan Khantisukpan (director)

Key People

Veterinarians: Padet Siridumrong (head veterinarian)

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers: Samith
: Thamrouen
: Tha
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Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, located at Sukhumvit Road, in Pattaya, Thailand , was founded in 1954, opened for public in 1980.

Living elephants

At the Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens lives 39 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Baicha born 2021-07-07
  2. Baitoey born 2002?
  3. Plai Bird born 1976
  4. Busarakham
  5. Clear Sky born 2016
  6. Pang Duen Pen
  7. Jing Jo born 1985
  8. Kaimuk born 2020-05-13
  9. Plai Mai Muang born 2001
  10. Morakot
  11. Plai Muk born 2003
  12. Mukda born 2014
  13. Plai Nammon born 2017-05-21
  14. Plai Ning Nong born 1995?
  15. Pang Nong Porn born 1997
  16. Nongnong born 1993
  17. Opal born 2020-10-19
  18. Paetai born 2018
  19. Pailin born 2001
  20. Pang Dorami
  21. Pang Jenni born 1980
  22. Pang Troot-Jeen born 2001-01-26
  23. Pang Ubol born 1976
  24. Pang Wassana
  25. Phang Sombat born 1993
  26. Pang Ploy born 2001
  27. Santisuk born 2011-12-09
  28. Plai Sao-har born 2003-04-05
  29. Sarai born 2000?
  30. Thongkam
  31. Pang Took Jai born 2016-11-08
  32. Tubtim born 2011
  33. unknown born 2004-03-00
  34. unknown born 2003-05-10
  35. unknown born 2009-09-04
  36. unknown born 2012-02-24
  37. unknown born 2014-03-00
  38. Unnamed born 2014-01-06
  39. Unnamed born 2012-05-01

Comments / picturesThe garden currently fills 500 out of the 600 acres.

1954: Pisit Tansacha and his wife Nongnooch Tansacha purchased the 600 acre plot of land in 1954 with the intentions of developing the land as a fruit plantation. However, the owners instead decided to plant tropical flowers and plants as a wildlife Conservation project.

1980: The garden opened to the public in 1980.

2001: The management was transferred to Pisit and Nongnooch\'s son Kampon Tansacha in 2001.

2001: British citizen Andrea Taylor, 20, suffered fatal internal injuries after she was attacked by the rampaging elephant in April 2001. Miss Taylor died from massive internal injuries, probably caused by the elephant\'s tusk.

2020: female baby was born on October 19 to parents father Ning Nong, 25, and mother Pailin, 19, and was given the name Opal, the sixth elephant born this year and 97th at Nong Nooch Garden. Pailin had given birth to three babies before, Tubtim, 9, Mukda, 6, and Paetai, 2 and a half.

References for records about Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2009-02-20Can jumbo elephants really paint? intrigued by stories, naturalist desmond morris set out to find the truth - Elephant News
2008-11-242008 international elephant conservation and research - Elephant News
2020-10-26Baby opal born at nong nooch tropical gardens pattaya - Elephant News

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