Angkor Elephants Company in Cambodia

Angkor Elephants Company

Local name Compagnie des Eléphants d’Angkor

Owner 1995-2016: Vattho Tep
1995-2019: Olivier Piot
First elephant arrived1997
Last elephant left2020
Closed down2019
Address Phnom Bakheng Hill, Angkor
Place Siem Reap
Province Siem Reap Province
Country Cambodia
Website Website

Directors 1998-2020: Oan Kiry (director)
Oan Kiry

Key People 2019-2020: Dan Koehl (elephant consultant)


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
2006-2010: Gavin Bourchier
(elephant head-keeper)
2010-2019: Seir Sem
(chief mahout)

Elephant keepers 1998-05-2012?: Boul Chum
1999-2010: Seir Sem
2001-2019: Gek Sem
2003: Chhouy Choeurn
2003-2019: Chea Ros
2004-2019: Choun Chea
2006-2019: Kurn Ki
2006-2019: Kong Noeum
2010-2019: Dann Dul
2010-2019: Denn Dul
2010-2019: Chan Tang
2014-2019: Sotheara Soeum
2016-2019: Keo Vouen
Record history
History of updates2023-12-24

Latest document update2023-12-24 14:57:55
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Angkor Elephants Company, located at Phnom Bakheng Hill, Angkor, in Siem Reap, Cambodia , was founded in 1997 and the first elephant arrived in 1997. The last elephant left in 2020. Angkor Elephants Company closed down in 2019.

Comments / picturesAngkor Elephants Company in Cambodia Cambodia

Probably the very last picture of the last four riding elephants in Bayon, Siem Reap, before they were moved to Kulen Elephant Forest, northeast of Siem Reap, in Cambodia. From left: Iplock with Kurn Ki, Chi Youl with Dann Dul, Gom Phoy with Choun Chea, and Itok. Photo: Dan Koehl, December 17, 2019.

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Koehl, Dan (2024). Angkor Elephants Company, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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