Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Plai Eak (Plai Aek) at Chiang Mai Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Plai Eak (Plai Aek)  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2008-02-25
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1998-11-19 Chaiyo (Chai Yo)

2. Born 2003-11-14
(dead † 2006-04-04)
Thong Kwao
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Chiang Mai Zoo, in Thailand

Date of arrival

1979-00-00Chiang Mai Zoo
Record history
History of updates2010-05-18

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Plai Eak (Plai Aek) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2008-02-25 at Chiang Mai Zoo, in Thailand, .


Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 1998-11-19 Chaiyo (Chai Yo)
  2. (F) 2003-11-14 -- † 2006-04-04 Thong Kwao


Plai Eak (Plai Aek) was born wild .

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Guinness World of Records recorded Plai Eak as having the longest single tusk, which was measured at about two meters.

A forest plantation in Lampang province donated Plai Eak to Chiang Mai Zoo in 1979 when the elephant retired after dragging logs around for 50 years.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Plai Eak (Plai Aek), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Chiang Mai Zoo in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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