Plai Boonkong at FAE Elephant Hospital

† Plai Boonkong
Alternative name:Boon Kong
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dentition:tusker
Status:sick
Dead date: 2016-08-24,
Death reason: disease: Elephant TB (Mycobacterium Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis))
Location:FAE Elephant Hospital
ArrivedFAE Elephant Hospital
Born: wild
Document updated2018-05-06: new record, TB case

Plai is a prefix name, orginally a Mon word, meaning youthful male or a strong man, today used in Thailand for male elephants with tusks.

Trimmed tusks.

Sources, among others

  • Soraida Solwala, FAE, Thailand

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