Plai Kongka an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal

Plai Kongka
ID Number:
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
People killed:1
Location:Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
ArrivalAyutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
Born:* unknown
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 4 babies

  1. (M) 2002-12-20 Koon Muang, Local nr: 7
  2. (F) 2003-01-21 Aiyaret, Local nr: 9
  3. (M) 2003-09-01 -- † 2003-09-01 miscarriage
  4. (M) 2007-04-16 Ming Jung, EEP nr: 200704
Document updated2011-04-20: name spelling

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 Kongka, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6230. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ewa Narkiewicz

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