Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Plai Ngam at TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute)


♂ Plai Ngam
Photo © Tomo Doigami
Photo © Tomo Doigami

Alternative name:Chipati, Chapati

Identification

EEP nr9406

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 27 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1994-08-19 captive-born
Birth place: in Ramat Gan Zoo

Parents: Motek x ♀ Aviva
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2007-03-07 AI
Locations
Present / last location:TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute), in Thailand

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2000-01-18TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute)
from Jerusalem Zoo (Tisch family zoological gardens)
Jerusalem Zoo (Tisch family zoological gardens) 1994-08-29
from Ramat Gan Zoo

Document updated2011-05-04: corr mother
2013-08-19: picture
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Description

Location


Plai Ngam is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute), in Thailand.

Ngam arrived TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute) 2000-01-18, relocated from Jerusalem Zoo (Tisch family zoological gardens), in Israel.

In TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute), Plai Ngam lives together with 93 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. AI born 2007-03-07
  2. ,
  3. AI
  4. ,
  5. Bai Tong
  6. ,
  7. Plai Boon Long born 2011
  8. ,
  9. Butoo born 2018-08-18
  10. ,
  11. Chun Pen
  12. ,
  13. Fa Jam born ~2016
  14. ,
  15. Fahsai
  16. ,
  17. Pang Fueng Fah born ~2000
  18. ,
  19. Gingtong
  20. ,
  21. Joey
  22. ,
  23. Jojo
  24. ,
  25. Kaengsopa born 2003
  26. ,
  27. Karn Kraey
  28. ,
  29. Katid
  30. ,
  31. Khai Waan born 2012-09-25
  32. ,
  33. Khampun born 1967
  34. ,
  35. Pang Kod born 1982
  36. ,
  37. Kongtong born 1977
  38. ,
  39. Lawan
  40. ,
  41. Look Khang
  42. ,
  43. Maddy (Mo Dee) born 1980?
  44. ,
  45. Plai Mee Chok born >2008
  46. ,
  47. Momay
  48. ,
  49. Nam Mei
  50. ,
  51. Nau Oon born 2004-06-12
  52. ,
  53. Plai Nhing-Nhong
  54. ,
  55. Now May
  56. ,
  57. Pang Pachi (Pachee) born 2007
  58. ,
  59. Pang Bua Kham born 1979
  60. ,
  61. Pang Pum Paung born 1981
  62. ,
  63. Pang Yom
  64. ,
  65. Phunzup
  66. ,
  67. Popeye born 2010
  68. ,
  69. Prachaub
  70. ,
  71. Prathida born 1993
  72. ,
  73. Saishon
  74. ,
  75. Saitong
  76. ,
  77. Sampran born 2002
  78. ,
  79. Sing Korn (Singha Khon)
  80. ,
  81. Singha born 2011-04-05
  82. ,
  83. Somchai
  84. ,
  85. Sri Dor Yai
  86. ,
  87. Sri Siam born 2001
  88. ,
  89. Tan Tawan
  90. ,
  91. Tanwa
  92. ,
  93. Thangmo born 2006
  94. ,
  95. Tongkam born 2011-09-09
  96. ,
  97. Tongpoon
  98. ,
  99. Tongtae born 1999
  100. ,
  101. Tongtang
  102. ,
  103. Uaengkam born 2008-03-03
  104. ,
  105. uknown
  106. ,
  107. unknown
  108. ,
  109. unknown
  110. ,
  111. unknown
  112. ,
  113. unknown born 2008-10-23
  114. ,
  115. unknown
  116. ,
  117. unknown
  118. ,
  119. unknown
  120. ,
  121. unknown
  122. ,
  123. unknown
  124. ,
  125. unknown
  126. ,
  127. unknown
  128. ,
  129. unknown
  130. ,
  131. unknown
  132. ,
  133. unknown
  134. ,
  135. unknown
  136. ,
  137. unknown
  138. ,
  139. unknown
  140. ,
  141. unknown
  142. ,
  143. unknown
  144. ,
  145. unknown
  146. ,
  147. unknown
  148. ,
  149. unknown
  150. ,
  151. unknown born 1984
  152. ,
  153. unknown
  154. ,
  155. unknown
  156. ,
  157. unknown
  158. ,
  159. unknown
  160. ,
  161. unknown
  162. ,
  163. unknown
  164. ,
  165. unknown
  166. ,
  167. unknown
  168. ,
  169. unknown
  170. ,
  171. unknown
  172. ,
  173. unknown
  174. ,
  175. unknown
  176. ,
  177. Wandee
  178. ,
  179. Wang Chao
  180. ,
  181. Wangtong born 2003
  182. ,
  183. Wanna
  184. ,
  185. wild mother
  186. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 1 babies

  1. (M) 2007-03-07 AI

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 Ngam was born captive-born 1994-08-19 at Ramat Gan Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Plai Ngam are: ♂ Motek (father) and ♀ Aviva (mother).


Siblings through the father Motek:

  1. 1973 -- † 1973 () noname
  2. 1976 -- † 1979 () noname
  3. 1978(M) Alexander
  4. 1982-03-08 -- † 1985-03-30 (M) Igal
  5. 1985-01-31(F) Lilly (Israela)
  6. 1987-05-15(F) Phoebe
  7. 1990 -- † 1990 (F) miscarriage
  8. 1991-01-06(F) Wered (Weked)
  9. 1993-10-23(M) Victor
  10. 1993-11-16 -- † 1993-11-16 (F) miscarriage
  11. 1996-05-24(M) Teddy (Villi, Vermouth, Nat)
  12. 2000-04-09 -- † 2000-05-07 (F) Victoria
  13. 2000-05-01(F) Vivi
  14. 2002-08-18(M) Winner
  15. 2006-03-11(F) La Belle
  16. 2006-07-22(M) Pili
  17. 2013-08-02(F) Latangi
  18. 2013-10-02(F) Lalana
  19. 2020-03-18(M) Philo

Pedigree


Ngams ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Ngam

Sire:
Motek

Born: 1960

Sire:


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Sire:
Dame:
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Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Aviva

Born: 1971-11-30
Dead:

Sire:


Born:
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Dame:


Born:
Dead:
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Comments / pictures

The bull Chapati was hand raised from birth due to his mothers rejection.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Plai Ngam, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute) in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1190. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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