Plai Boonkong an Asian elephant at FAE Elephant Hospital


 ☨ ♂ Plai Boonkong  
Alternative name:Boon Kong
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
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Dentition:tusker
Status:sick
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Death
Dead date: 2016-08-24
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis))
Locations
Present / last location:FAE Elephant Hospital, in Thailand

Date of Arrival

FAE Elephant Hospital

Document updated2018-05-06: new record, TB case
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† Plai Boonkong is a dead sick Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at FAE Elephant Hospital, in Thailand, disease in 2016-08-24, Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis))(see detailed list).

Origin


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.

Plai Boonkong was born wild .


Comments / pictures

Trimmed tusks.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Plai Boonkong, an Asian at FAE Elephant Hospital in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11224. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Soraida Solwala, FAE, Thailand





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    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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