Y Prong Eban , Mnong village mahout in Vietnam
Born 1910 in Vietnam
dead 2012 in Vietnam
Being son in law of Buon Don village founder Y Thu Knul,
he started to work with elephants when he was 13, and at the age of 17, he caught five elephants. himself. He married his close relative
H'No Knul, who died in 1941 due to postpartum complications while giving birth to her second child. ,
and H'No's sister, H'Hot Knul
(15 years younger than Ama Kong), took her place as his wife. Living together for a while, this marriage broke down because H'Hot did not agree to let Amakong marry a concubine, but H'Hot Knul
had 11 children with Ama Kong. After that, Ama Kong brought another woman home and had three more daughters.
The third wife is not mentioned much (but probably had the family name Lao). When he was 75 years old and widowed. In the 1990s, when Ama Kong was over 80 years old, during a walk in another village, he happened to meet a 25-year-old girl named H'Kham Eban.
He brought her back to the village to officially get married.
At dawn on November 3, 2012, Ama Kong died at the age of 103. He had 21 children, 118 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ama Kong is also famous for its traditional medicine, yang yang, Kidney
tonic, which is praised by many people, and he is also known as the inventor of the traditional medicine that can enhance man’s sexual ability. To attract more visitors to Dak Lak, Ama Kong was allowed to go into the forest to pick herbs for sale. Visitors flocked to the National Park, trying to buy the medicine of "Ama Kong". After that many people also made “Ama Kong” medicines for sale.
1996: Ama Kongs last elephant hunt.
2012-11-03: Ama Kông, who spent his whole life Hunting
and taming a total of 298 wild elephants, died at 104 years old (or 96 years old) on November 3 in central Vietnam.