Sabai an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Western Plains Zoo

Sabai
ID Number:   ASMP Number: 78? (unconfirmed) - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 4 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Western Plains Zoo
ArrivalWestern Plains Zoo 2016-11-02
Born:* 2016-11-02 captive-born
in Western Plains Zoo
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 95.00 kgs, 209.00 lbs
Parents: Gung (Prawn) x Thong Dee
Siblings through the father Gung (Prawn):
  1. 2009-07-04(M) Luk Chai
  2. 2010-11-02 -- † 2018-09-03 (F) Tukta
  3. 2017-05-26(M) Jai Dee
Siblings through the mother Thong Dee:
  1. 2009-07-04(M) Luk Chai
Sabais pedigree:
P I II III

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Gung (Prawn)

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Thong Dee

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Document updated2016-11-04: birth
2016-11-04: ASMP nr
2016-11-26: named
2018-04-21: PC
The calf was sired by Taronga's bull, Gung, in Sydney 22 months ago before Thong Dee moved to Dubbo with three other elephants.

2016-11-26: Belle, a self-proclaimed animal enthusiast, said she saw how much happiness the bub brought Dubbo and that was her inspiration. It’s only fitting she suggested ‘Sabai’ which means happy in Thai language. Her pitch was the overwhelming favourite.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Sabai, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=16557. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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