Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Kung at Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo)

 ☨ ♀ Kung  


EEP nr0801


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Born:* 1908 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1910
Dead: 1957-09-13
Death reason: unknown:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1956-12-19
(dead † 1959-04-07)
Lexi EEP id: 5607
Present / last location:Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo), in Russia

Date of Arrival
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1954-10-09Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo)

Document updated2011-12-27: 
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† Kung is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo), in Russia, 1957-09-13. (see detailed list).


  1. (M) 1956-12-19 -- † 1959-04-07 Lexi EEP id: 5607


Kung was born wild 1908, captured 1910 .

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Records about Kung from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Kung:

0801 F ~ 1908 WILD WILD VIETNAM ~ 1908 NONE Birth KUNG
ST PETERS 9 Oct 1954 MK0102 Transfer
13 Sep 1957 Death

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Kung, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Leningrad Zoo (St. Petersburg Zoo) in Russia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger


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