Riangngeon Ekasit at Sinnarin Riangngeon

Male ♂ Asian elephant Riangngeon Ekasit at Sinnarin Riangngeon

Photo: © Lalipa Nilubol, Thailand
Riangngeon Ekasit
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂
Dentition:tusker
Management:Free contact
People killed:1: owner Somsak Riengngen, November 2017
Location:Sinnarin Riangngeon
ArrivedSinnarin Riangngeon 2017-11-00
from Chiang Mai Zoo
Chiang Mai Zoo
from Somsak Riangngeon
Born: unknown
Document updated2018-05-31: new record
2018-11-21: present owner
2018-11-21: picture
An elephant that has starred in feature films and commercials has crushed its owner to death in Thailand, zoo officials say, setting off fresh debate over the kingdom’s animal tourism industry. The accident took place on Monday morning in the northern city of Chiang Mai, just after the owner, Somsak Riengngen, unchained the five-tonne elephant, called Ekasit.

Sources, among others

  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/28/celebrity-elephant-crushes-owner-to-death-in-thailand
  • Lalipa Nilubol, Thailand

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