Riang Ngern

Riang Ngern

Riang Ngern is one of our male elephants, having been born around 1970! He weighs 2,874 kg and stands at 2.37m tall

Riang Ngern is one of our male elephants, having been born around 1970! He weighs 2,874 kg and stands at 2.37m tall

Riang Ngern is one of our male elephants, having been born around 1970! He weighs 2,874 kg and stands at 2.37m tall

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Riang Ngern likes all kinds of fruits. Although he is a male, he often dislikes female elephants that are too young or too old. Similarly, he also finds it difficult trusting any other humans and mahouts except his very loyal mahout, Pong.

“Riang Ngern” shares the same surname with his current owner Chob and his mahout Pong. He was born in Chiang Mai, and once a logging elephant in Southern Thailand. When Chob noticed his thin body and his physically-demanding work, he bought him and assigned his relative, Pong, to become Riang Ngern’s mahout. After that, they had worked at the Chang Puak Elephant Camp near the White Temple, Chiang Rai. From there, Chob and Pong decided to let three of their elephants, Riang Ngern, Yui, and Lookodd, join our foundation.