Plai Mongkol (Phlaymongkol) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Plai Mongkol (Phlaymongkol)
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 32 years old
Management:unknown
Location:Khao Kheow Open Zoo
ArrivalKhao Kheow Open Zoo
Born:* 1988 unknown
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 2005-11-07 Pang Saen Suk
  2. (F) 2009-11-18 Pang Saen Daw
Document updated2011-07-31: birth date

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.


Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Plai Mongkol (Phlaymongkol), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4047. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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