Pang Ma Ae (Pornsawan) at Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)

Female Asian elephant Ma Ae (Pornsawan) at Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)

Photo © Jerry Nelson
Pang Ma Ae (Pornsawan)
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 25 years
Management:Free contact
Location:Elephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert)
ArrivedElephant Nature Park (Sangduen Chailert) 2014-06-00
from Thai National Elephant Institute (Thai Elephant Conservation Center, TECC)
Thai National Elephant Institute (Thai Elephant Conservation Center, TECC) 2011-08-30
from Karen unspecified hilltribe family
Born:1993
Document updated2011-11-27: pictures
2012-03-12: name changed
2018-04-26: update links

Pang is a prefix name, used in Thailand for female elephants.

Mine victim.

Owned by nephew to village headman Mr Song Muang Suriya.

2011-08-23: On 23 August about 3 pm a few minutes after mahout let elephant roam free he heard a deafening bang and the elephant roaring and screaming. He ran to the area to see his elephant which had collapsed from the shock of the her injuries. She was bleeding and the blood run out from her feet and they tried to help but the elephant was in an extreme state of panic.

2011-08-30: came to Lampang from Karen settlement called Tavor village in Amphur Tasongyang, Tak district.


Pornsawan arriving in Lampang. Photo © Jerry Nelson


Her foot 2011-09-19. Photo © Jerry Nelson


Sources, among others

  • http://www.asianelephantstories.blogspot.com/2012/03/pang-porn-sawan-update-question-if-you.html
  • https://www.elephantnaturepark.org/pornsawan-is-the-land-mine-victim-elephant-see-how-much-she-was-in-pain-before-she-arrive-elephant-nature-park/

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