Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Mae San at Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)

♀ Mae San



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1978 unknown
Birth place: in Hongsa District unspecified location
Present / last location:Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), in Laos

Date of Arrival
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Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
from Hongsa District unspecified location

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Mae San is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), in Laos.

San arrived Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) unknown date, relocated from Hongsa District unspecified location, in Laos.

In Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), Mae San lives together with 13 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Mae Bong born 1967
  2. ,
  3. Mae Bounthem born 2001
  4. ,
  5. Mae Buakham born 1973
  6. ,
  7. Mae Kham born 1963
  8. ,
  9. Kham Khoune
  10. ,
  11. Mae Khamheuang born 1982
  12. ,
  13. Mae Khammang born 1980
  14. ,
  15. Mae Khampang born 1976
  16. ,
  17. Mae Kong Ngeun (Kongngeung)
  18. ,
  19. Mae Bounnam born 1959
  20. ,
  21. Mae Cot born >1948
  22. ,
  23. Maxi born 2013-05-23
  24. ,
  25. Mae Uak born 1965
  26. , (see detailed list).


Mae is a prefix name, used in Burma, Laos and Thailand for female elephants, often for females who had babies. (Mae means mother)

Mae San was born unknown 1978 at Hongsa District unspecified location.

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1978: Born in Hongsa district, Sayaboury Province ca 1978. Mae San worked in the logging industry throughout her young adulthood. She is blind in her right eye from an old logging injury. A chain broke and she fell down into branches and one branch lacerated her right eye.

Mahout: Mr. Pan

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Mae San, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) in Laos. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Michael Roerig, Elephant village, Luang Prabang, Laos.


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