Plai Eak (Plai Aek) at Chiang Mai Zoo

† Plai Eak (Plai Aek)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown maybe about years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2008-02-25
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Chiang Mai Zoo
ArrivedChiang Mai Zoo 1979-00-00
Born: wild
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 1998-11-19 Chaiyo (Chai Yo)
  2. (F) 2003-11-14 -- † 2006-04-04 Thong Kwao
Document updated2010-05-18
Guinness World of Records recorded Plai Eak as having the longest single tusk, which was measured at about two meters.

A forest plantation in Lampang province donated Plai Eak to Chiang Mai Zoo in 1979 when the elephant retired after dragging logs around for 50 years.

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