Care & Welfare
At the service of his species
Now that the abscess is all healed, our veterinarian team believe Thongkoon is strong enough to mate.
But our gentleman has little interest in females... so far! We installed a breeding area with electrified fencing to let Thongkoon and Mae Bunam get down to business. But nothing has happened yet! We will repeat the attempt as much as it is needed. Veterinarians will undertake a semen analysis to identify a possible fertility problem. Maybe Phu Thongkoon just needs more time to seduce the ladies! In the future we will propose all mahouts in Laos a free covering service for their cow elephants. Then let’s hope that Phu Thongkoon will soon be a worthy ambassador of this reproductive strategy...