Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden

♂ Tonsak
Photo Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
Photo Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
Alternative name: Ton sak, Thong Sak


EEP nr9815


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 25 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1998 unknown
Birth place: in Thailand unspecified location
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2017-10-03 noname EEP id: 201721?

2. Born 2020-03-17
(dead † 2021-12-07)
Prince EEP id: 202005
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kolmarden Zoo, in Sweden

Date of arrival

2015-00-00Kolmarden Zoo
from Copenhagen Zoo

2001-11-27Copenhagen Zoo
from Somroj Khukitikasem

Somroj Khukitikasem
from Ban Ta Klang elephant village

Record history
History of updates2011-11-25: pre loc
2011-11-28: pre loc, BTK
2016-01-03: transfer
2018-03-12: link to EleWiki submitted
2021-11-20: Born in Thailand

Latest document update2021-11-20 13:02:14
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Tonsak is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Kolmarden Zoo, in Sweden.

Tonsak arrived in 2015-00-00 to the Kolmarden Zoo, relocated from the Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark.

Tonsak lives together with 2 other elephants at the Kolmarden Zoo:
  1. Bua born 1997
  2. Sao Noi (Saonoi) born 1996

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


Total: 2 babies

  1. () 2017-10-03 noname EEP id: 201721?
  2. (M) 2020-03-17 -- † 2021-12-07 Prince EEP id: 202005


Tonsak was born unknown 1998 at Thailand unspecified location.

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Tonsak, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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