Photo: Erland Axel Wadsten 2004.
|† Plai Sak (Chieng Mai)||ID Number:||EEP Number: 6209 - SSP Number: 513 -|
|Sex and age:||Male 58 years|
|Dead date:||† 2017-06-28|
|Location:||Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)|
|Arrived||Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 1962-06-22|
|Born:||1959 wild Thailand|
|Offspring, year of birth, year of death:|
Total: 14 babies
|Document updated||2009-01-26: Text|
2010-11-21: SSP, Text RE
2018-03-02: link to EleWiki submitted
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.During a state visit to Thailand in 1962, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid were presented with the two elephants Chieng Mai and Buag Hah. Shipped from Thailand to Denmark with the ship M/S Sinaloa.
Coco was nine when she was bred by her father Chieng Mai, resulting in the birth of Hannibal.
Chieng Mai has an American SSP number because of his daughter Schottzie, sold to the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio in December 1978 at the age of three. He is not listed in the studbook.
2008-03-12: Chiang Mai were transfered to the newbuilt facility.
2017: euthanised due the several age related problems
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