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Richard C. Lair

From the list of elephant persons Family: Lair

Richard C. Lair
Richard  Lair
Dave Soldier and Richard Lair in Lampang, Thailand
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Personal details
Country Thailand


Title founder 1997
Organisation at Thai Elephant Orchestra

Title consultant
Organisation at Thai National Elephant Institute

Title consultant
Organisation at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Forestry Department

Work locations
Title consultant -1992
Location at Lampang Young Elephant Training Center in Thailand

Title consultant -
Location at FAE Elephant Hospital in Thailand

Title consultant -
Location at Thai Elephant Conservation Center (TECC) in Thailand

Relevant literature

Biography details

Richard C. Lair , conservationist in Thailand

Born 1942-09-25 in United States .

Thai Elephant Orchestra

The Thai Elephant Orchestra is a musical ensemble consisting of as many as fourteen Thai elephants near Lampang in Northern Thailand. The elephants play music, essentially as conducted improvisations, on specially designed heavy-duty musical instruments. The orchestra was co-created by elephant conservationist Richard Lair of the National Elephant Institute and the American musical artist and neuroscientist Dave Soldier.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). conservationist Richard Lair in Thailand. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=438. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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