Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Samui Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand

♀ Cartoon

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Alternative name: San Kham



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 61 years old (approximate age)
Management:Free contact
Born:* ~1962 unknown
Birth place:
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Present / last location:Samui Elephant Sanctuary, in Thailand

Date of arrival

2018-01-01Samui Elephant Sanctuary
from Koh Samui unspecified Elephant Camp

2002-00-00Koh Samui unspecified Elephant Camp
from Surin unspecified Elephant Camp

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History of updates2018-04-29: new record

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Cartoon is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Samui Elephant Sanctuary, in Thailand.

Cartoon arrived in 2018-01-01 to the Samui Elephant Sanctuary, relocated from the Koh Samui unspecified Elephant Camp, in Thailand.

Cartoon lives together with 10 other elephants at the Samui Elephant Sanctuary:
  1. 1. ♀ Kaew Ta born ~1963
  2. 2. ♀ Mae Kang Kaew
  3. 3. ♀ Mae Kham Paeng born ~1963
  4. 4. ♀ Kham San born 1967?
  5. 5. ♀ Khum Phean born ~1958
  6. 6. ♀ Moloair born 2009
  7. 7. ♀ Nong Pech born 2012
  8. 8. ♀ Sai Tong
  9. 9. ⚪ Sri Nin born 1967?
  10. 10. ♀ Sudarat

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Cartoon was born unknown ~1962.

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1962: Born around 1962 in Surin
1962-1989: used in the logging industry until 1989.
1989-2002: trekking elephant.
2002: Around 2002, moved to Koh Samui to provide tourists rides.
2018: Arrived Monday 1st January 2018,

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Cartoon, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Samui Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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