Plai Num Sek an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Pu Jay Mau Sabmak

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Num Sek at Pu Jay Mau Sabmak

Num Sek during the Surin elephant festival, 2011.
Plai Num Sek
ID nr:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Location:Pu Jay Mau Sabmak
ArrivalPu Jay Mau Sabmak
Born:* unknown
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 10 babies

  1. (F) Pạng Nam Petch (พังน้ำเพชร)
  2. (F) Pang Num Aoy
  3. () Tap Tim
  4. (M) Kwan
  5. (F) 2000 Pang Som Sri (Lum Yai)
  6. (F) 2001 Num-Oi, Local nr: A60408
  7. (M) 2003 Sirimongkol (พลายศิริมงคล)
  8. (F) 2006-01-03 Pang Meena, Local nr: 20
  9. (M) 2009-02-03 Plai Chai Mongkol
  10. (M) 2018-03-17 Samson
Document updated2011-12-02: picture
2011-12-02: text
2012-03-13: link to blog

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.

Pu Jay bought Num Sek in Lampoon, northern Thailand, when he was about two years old, and unfortunately he does not recall any names of the parents, but he claim Num Sek was born within Lampoon elephant community.

2005: Num Sek was starring in the film "The Scorpion King" together with Thong Kham.

Se also blog article Famous Surin elephants: Num Sek


Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Plai Num Sek, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Pu Jay Mau Sabmak in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5464. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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