Mew Salangam

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Mew Salangam
Mew  Salangam
Mew Salangam, Baan Ta Klang, December 2011. Photo: © Dan Koehl, 2011.
Personal details
Country Thailand

Title elephant owner -2019
Location at Mew Salangams elephants in Thailand

Biography details

Mew Salangam , Kuy camp mahout in Thailand

Born 1926 in Thailand dead 2019 in Thailand .

Mew Salangam, was born 1926 in the village of Ban Ta Klang in Surin, Thailand.

His father had 5 elephants, which he started to work with when he was 10 years old.

After his fathers death, being the only son, he inherited those elephants, and caught another 5 for himself. His last two elephants were passed to his two sons, His last 2 elephants were passed to his sons, the female Oun is staying with his son Lo Salangam in Chiang Rai, and the second son is staying with the elephant Doeng Raw in Pattaya.

Altogether he caught 50-60 elephants, the last catch was about 1970, 40 years ago.

At his death in 2019, he was one of the five oldest Mor Chang (highranked elephant trainers) of Kuy tribe, having the rank Sadam.

Mew  Salangam
Photo: © Dan Koehl, 2011.


Total: 1 children

  1. Lo Salangam. Born: ?.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). mahout Mew Salangam in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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