Punjab an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Copenhagen Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Punjab at Copenhagen Zoo

Elephant Ida and new born Punjab. Photo © Nai Somchai Madee, Ban Ta Klang,Surin.
☨ Punjab
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 2 years old
Dead date: 2003-10-06
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Location:Copenhagen Zoo
ArrivalCopenhagen Zoo 2001-12-02
Born:* 2001-12-02 captive-born
in Copenhagen Zoo
Parents: Chieng Mai x Ida
Siblings through the father Chieng Mai:
  1. 1970-09-18(F) Irma
  2. 1975-12-15(F) Schottzie
  3. 1980-03-31 -- † 1984-09-08 (F) Maia
  4. 1981-11-10 -- † 2020-07-24 (M) Chang
  5. 1983-03-18 -- † 1990-09-07 (M) Haakon
  6. 1986-01-22 -- † 2003-09-21 (F) Coco
  7. 1991-10-28 -- † 1991-10-28 (F) noname
  8. 1996-03-15 -- † 2006-02-09 (M) Santosh
  9. 1997-02-17 -- † 1997-06-19 (M) Hannibal
  10. 2006-03-20(M) Gandhi
  11. 2013-02-25 -- † 2014-11-24 (M) Khao Sok
  12. 2013-08-26 -- † 2013-08-26 (F) stillborn
  13. 2015-09-04 -- † 2015-09-04 (M) stillborn
  14. 2017-05-17(M) Sak
Siblings through the mother Ida:
  1. 1981-11-10 -- † 2020-07-24 (M) Chang
  2. 1991-10-28 -- † 1991-10-28 (F) noname
  3. 1996-03-15 -- † 2006-02-09 (M) Santosh
  4. 2006-03-20(M) Gandhi
Punjabs pedigree:
P I II III

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Ida

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Document updated2009-03-07: death reason
2011-11-30: picture
2011-11-30: pictures of birth
2020-05-05: death reason: Herpes
At his death, he was originally suspected to have died from Salmonella but was later diagnosed as an EEHV-HD case.





Pictures from his birth, with Ida and elephant keeper Claus Pedersen. (Photo © Nai Somchai Madee, Ban Ta Klang,Surin.)

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Punjab, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=142. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Documentation 2002 - Elephants in European Zoos and Safari Parks published by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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