Mae Kham Peng

History: Mae Kham Pheng came from the Thongmixay province. She worked in the logging industry before being taken to work in a tourist camp in Van Vieng, where she stayed for 10 years with her soul mate Mae Thong Bay. Both belonged to the same owner. After their work in Van Vieng, Mae Kham Pheng and Mae Thong Bay were moved to another tourist camp in Luang Prabang for a few months. Since she was not a good fit for working at the tourist camp, due to being blind in one eye, and Mae Thong Bay was getting old, her owner decided to sell both of them. However, he didn’t want them to work anymore, therefore, he contacted the ECC staff. Mae Kham Pheng arrived at the ECC with Mae Thong bay, where today the two are inseparable. She is part of the ECC breeding program.

Distinguishing features: blind in her right eye, pink color at the bottom of her ears.

Personality traits: Mae Kham Pheng is pretty quiet and doesn’t enjoy the presence of the other elephants except for her soul sister, Mae Thong bay.

Maternity: Two calves before coming to ECC

  • Gender: Female
  • Year of birth: 1983
  • Arrived at the ECC: January 2018
  • Weight (2019): 2550 kg
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