Airavata Elephant Foundation in Cambodia


Airavata Elephant Foundation
Pierre-Yves Clais, elephant Bokva and Miss Cambodia, Saritha Reth
Pierre-Yves Clais, elephant Bokva and Miss Cambodia, Saritha Reth

Typecamp

Owner 2016-: Chenda Clais
Airavata Foundation
Founded2015
First elephant arrived2015
Address Katieng Waterfall
Place Labang II commune
District Lumphat District
Province Ratanakiri Province
Region northeast Cambodia
Country Cambodia
Website Website
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Telephone+855 (0) 12 770 650

Directors: Camille Clais (assistant director)
2016: Pierre-Yves Clais (director)

Key People 2015: Chenda Clais (elephant owner)
2015: Pierre-Yves Clais (elephant owner)
2019-now: Dan Koehl (elephant consultant)

Veterinarians: Virginie Scanga (veterinarian)
Agrovet Clinic, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
2023-: Hir Plung
(chief mahout)
2017-2020: Boun Rueng
(chief mahout)
2020-2023: Hen Moel
(chief mahout)

Elephant keepers: Saroeun Tak
-2022: Deng Ngeng
2016-now: Hen Moel
2017-2020: Phlal Rueng
2018: Kehem Kepal
2018: Khem Kepal
2019: Khueun ?
2020-2023: Kathouy Than
2022-2022: Naol Rat
2022-2022: Rat Theo
2022-2023: Samith
2022-2023: Tha
2022-2023: Thamrouen
2023-: Sok Hir
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Hen, head elephant keeper at Airavata 2020 to 2023

Hen, head elephant keeper at Airavata 2020 to 2023

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Description

Airavata Elephant Foundation, located at Katieng Waterfall, in Labang II commune, Cambodia , was founded in 2015 and the first elephant arrived in 2015.

Living elephants

At the Airavata Elephant Foundation lives 4 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Achariyek Noelle born 2021-12-26
  2. Bokva born 1972
  3. Ikeo born 1983
  4. Khamsen born 1976

Comments / picturesAiravata Elephant Foundation in Cambodia CambodiaAiravata Elephant Foundation is an elephant camp located a few kilometres South of Ratanakiris capital Banlung, where indigenous Brao mahouts manage the last four captive elephants in Ratanakiri Province.

Airavata Elephant Foundation in Cambodia CambodiaJean Clais power washing his elephant at Airavata Elephant Foundation, Ratanakiri, Cambodia, assisted by Airavatas elephant consultant Dan Koehl, 2020.

Airavata Elephant Foundation in Cambodia Cambodia
From left: Dan Koehl, Ikeos previous owner Savath Oum, Hen Moel, Chenda Clais, Pierre-Yves Clais, 2020.

2021-12-26: As a miracle, 38 year old female Ikeo gave birth to a female calf in the night of 26th of December.
Airavata Elephant Foundation in Cambodia Cambodia
Elephant baby with Camille Clais. Photo: Pierre-Yves Clais.





References for records about Airavata Elephant Foundation

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Airavata Elephant Foundation, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2635. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Airavata Elephant Foundation on elephant-news.com

Airavata Elephant Foundation is mentioned on Elephant News:

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2020-11-10Cambodia ministry says asian elephants face threat - Elephant News
2020-05-25Elephant bakmai dies in ratanakiri sanctuary - Elephant News
2019-05-21The foundation aiming to preserve the kingdom’s elephant heritage - Elephant News
2016-12-01Killer elephant finds home at foundation - Elephant News


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