Mae Kham
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) in Laos

♀ Mae Kham



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 59 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1963 wild
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born noname
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), in Laos

Date of arrival

2003-06-00Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp)
Record history
History of updates2013-04-20: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Mae Kham is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), in Laos.

Kham arrived in 2003-06-00 to the Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp), Kham lives together with 13 other elephants at the Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp):

  1. 2. ♀ Mae Bong born 1967
  2. 3. ♀ Mae Bounthem born 2001
  3. 4. ⚪ Mae Buakham born 1973
  4. 5. ♀ Kham Khoune
  5. 6. ♀ Mae Khamheuang born 1982
  6. 7. ⚪ Mae Khammang born 1980
  7. 8. ♀ Mae Khampang born 1976
  8. 9. ♀ Mae Kong Ngeun (Kongngeung)
  9. 10. ♀ Mae Bounnam born 1959
  10. 11. ♀ Mae Cot born >1948
  11. 12. ⚪ Maxi born 2013-05-23
  12. 13. ♀ Mae San born 1978
  13. 14. ♀ Mae Uak born 1965

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. () noname


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

Mae Kham was born wild 1963.

Comments / pictures

1963: Born in Chomphet district, Luang Prabang Province ca. 1963.
2004: They arrived at Elephant Village in 2004. Mahout - Mr. Yord

This elephant, which can only controlled by Mr. Yord, who has been her Mahout since more than 25 years, has a lot to tell. At the age of 16 she started working in the logging industry. She was doing this difficult and dangerous work for 12 years. During this time Mae Kham got pregnant and although she was allowed to rest for most of the time during her pregnancy, she lost her baby while giving birth. After this misfortune she never got pregnant again.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Mae Kham, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) in Laos. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 August 2022 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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Categories1963 births | Born in Laos | Breeding cows | Elephants from Elephant village (Tiger trails, XL camp) | Laos | Asian elephants

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