Boun Pheng

History: Boun Pheng came from Hongsa district. He used to work in the logging industry together with Thong Khoun for many years. After working in the logging industry, they worked for a construction company in Vientiane for about 2 years. This construction company had payment problems, so the bank took both males as a payment for their debts.  The bank didn’t know what to do with these 2 males, so they contacted the Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO) since they are the ones that control the captive elephant population in Laos. A PAFO official contacted our staff, and asked us if we would be interested in rescuing them. A few months later, both males arrived to the ECC with their old mahouts and they are currently part of the ECC breeding program.

Distinguishing features: tall in size, short tusks

Personality traits: Boun Pheng has a strong personality. He is young and full of energy.

Paternity: no known calves

  • Gender: Male
  • Year of birth: 1992
  • Arrived at the ECC: May 2018
  • Weight (2019): 3500 kg
Boun Pheng