Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Punjab  dead elephant
Elephant Ida and new born Punjab. Photo © Nai Somchai Madee, Ban Ta Klang,Surin.
Elephant Ida and new born Punjab. Photo © Nai Somchai Madee, Ban Ta Klang,Surin.
Taxidermy locationCopenhagen Zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 2 years old
Characteristics: the skin can be seen stuffed at Copenhagen Zoo
Born:* 2001-12-02 captive-born
Birth place: in Copenhagen Zoo

Parents: Chieng Mai x ♀ Ida
Dead: 2003-10-06
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of arrival

2001-12-02Copenhagen Zoo
Record history
History of updates2009-03-07: death reason
2011-11-30: picture
2011-11-30: pictures of birth
2020-05-05: death reason: Herpes

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† Punjab is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2003-10-06 at Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark, . Official death reason described as Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus.

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Copenhagen Zoo, in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Punjab was born captive-born 2001-12-02 at Copenhagen Zoo.


Parents of Punjab are: ♂ Chieng Mai (father) and ♀ Ida (mother).

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 ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):
Chieng Mai

Born: 1959

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Born: 1970

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At his death, he was originally suspected to have died from Salmonella but was later diagnosed as an EEHV-HD case.

 Punjab  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark

 Punjab  Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark
Pictures from his birth, with Ida and elephant keeper Claus Pedersen. (Photo © Nai Somchai Madee, Ban Ta Klang,Surin.)

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Punjab, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2021 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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