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

♂ 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 - owners
Present / last location:TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute), in Thailand

Date of arrival

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

1994-08-29Jerusalem Zoo (Tisch family zoological gardens)
from Ramat Gan Zoo

Record history
History of updates2011-05-04: corr mother
2013-08-19: picture

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


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

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

Ngam lives together with 93 other elephants at the TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center - National Elephant Institute):
  1. 2. ♂ AI born 2007-03-07
  2. 3. ♀ AI
  3. 4. ♀ Bai Tong
  4. 5. ♂ Plai Boon Long born 2011
  5. 6. ♂ Butoo born 2018-08-18
  6. 7. ♀ Chun Pen
  7. 8. ♀ Fa Jam born ~2016
  8. 9. ♀ Fahsai
  9. 10. ♀ Pang Fueng Fah born ~2000
  10. 11. ♀ Gingtong
  11. 12. ♂ Joey
  12. 13. ♂ Jojo
  13. 14. ♀ Kaengsopa born 2003
  14. 15. ♂ Karn Kraey
  15. 16. ♂ Katid
  16. 17. ♀ Khai Waan born 2012-09-25
  17. 18. ♀ Khampun born 1967
  18. 19. ♀ Pang Kod born 1982
  19. 20. ♀ Kongtong born 1977
  20. 21. ♀ Lawan
  21. 22. ♀ Look Khang
  22. 23. ♀ Maddy (Mo Dee) born 1980?
  23. 24. ♂ Plai Mee Chok born >2008
  24. 25. ♂ Momay
  25. 26. ♀ Nam Mei
  26. 27. ♀ Nau Oon born 2004-06-12
  27. 28. ♂ Plai Nhing-Nhong
  28. 29. ♀ Now May
  29. 30. ♀ Pang Pachi (Pachee) born 2007
  30. 31. ♀ Pang Bua Kham born 1979
  31. 32. ♀ Pang Pum Paung born 1981
  32. 33. ♀ Pang Yom
  33. 34. ♀ Phunzup
  34. 35. ♂ Popeye born 2010
  35. 36. ♀ Prachaub
  36. 37. ♀ Prathida born 1993
  37. 38. ♀ Saishon
  38. 39. ♀ Saitong
  39. 40. ♂ Sampran born 2002
  40. 41. ♀ Sing Korn (Singha Khon)
  41. 42. ♂ Singha born 2011-04-05
  42. 43. ♀ Somchai
  43. 44. ♂ Sri Dor Yai
  44. 45. ♂ Sri Siam born 2001
  45. 46. ♀ Tan Tawan
  46. 47. ♀ Tanwa
  47. 48. ♀ Thangmo born 2006
  48. 49. ♂ Tongkam born 2011-09-09
  49. 50. ♀ Tongpoon
  50. 51. ♀ Tongtae born 1999
  51. 52. ♂ Tongtang
  52. 53. ♀ Uaengkam born 2008-03-03
  53. 54. ⚪ uknown
  54. 55. ♀ unknown
  55. 56. ⚪ unknown
  56. 57. ⚪ unknown
  57. 58. ⚪ unknown
  58. 59. ⚪ unknown
  59. 60. ⚪ unknown
  60. 61. ♀ unknown
  61. 62. ⚪ unknown
  62. 63. ⚪ unknown
  63. 64. ⚪ unknown
  64. 65. ♀ unknown
  65. 66. ⚪ unknown
  66. 67. ⚪ unknown
  67. 68. ⚪ unknown
  68. 69. ⚪ unknown
  69. 70. ⚪ unknown
  70. 71. ⚪ unknown
  71. 72. ⚪ unknown
  72. 73. ⚪ unknown
  73. 74. ⚪ unknown
  74. 75. ⚪ unknown
  75. 76. ⚪ unknown born 2008-10-23
  76. 77. ♂ unknown
  77. 78. ⚪ unknown
  78. 79. ♀ unknown
  79. 80. ⚪ unknown
  80. 81. ♂ unknown born 1984
  81. 82. ♂ unknown
  82. 83. ⚪ unknown
  83. 84. ⚪ unknown
  84. 85. ⚪ unknown
  85. 86. ♀ unknown
  86. 87. ⚪ unknown
  87. 88. ⚪ unknown
  88. 89. ♀ unknown
  89. 90. ♀ Wandee
  90. 91. ♀ Wang Chao
  91. 92. ♀ Wangtong born 2003
  92. 93. ♀ Wanna
  93. 94. ♀ wild mother


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

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 (f):
Motek

Born: 1960

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Dame m:
Aviva

Born: 1971-11-30

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Comments / pictures

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

Reference list

References

Koehl, 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 21 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1190. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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