Luk Chai an Asian elephant at Melbourne Zoo


♂ Luk Chai
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 12 years old
Id numberASMP Number: 69
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2009-07-04 captive-born
Birth place:, number 1 in Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
Birth weight 96.00 kgs, 211.20 lbs

Parents: Gung (Prawn) x ♀ Thong Dee
Locations
Present / last location:Melbourne Zoo, in Australia

Date of Arrival
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2020-12-03Melbourne Zoo
from Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Taronga Western Plains Zoo 2015-04-30
from Sydney Zoo (Taronga)

Document updated2009-07-27: name
2010-11-30: nr
2016-01-04: transfer
2018-04-21: PC
2020-12-03: transfer to Melbourne
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Luk Chai is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Melbourne Zoo, in Australia.

Luk Chai arrived in Melbourne Zoo 2020-12-03, relocated from Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia.

In Melbourne Zoo, Luk Chai lives together with 6 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Chaba born 1993
  2. ,
  3. Kulab born 2000
  4. ,
  5. Mali born 2010-01-16
  6. ,
  7. Man Jai born 2013-12-08
  8. ,
  9. Mek Kapah born 1973
  10. ,
  11. Num-Oi born 2001
  12. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Luk Chai was born captive-born as birth number 1 2009-07-04 at Sydney Zoo (Taronga).

Parentage


Parents of Luk Chai are: ♂ Gung (Prawn) (father) and ♀ Thong Dee (mother).


Siblings through the father Gung (Prawn):

  1. 2010-11-02 -- † 2018-09-03 (F) Tukta
  2. 2016-11-02(M) Sabai
  3. 2017-05-26 -- † 2020-10-13 (M) Jai Dee

Siblings through the mother Thong Dee:

  1. 2016-11-02(M) Sabai

Pedigree


Luk Chais pedigree:
P I II III

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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Luk Chai, an Asian at Melbourne Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4747. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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