Mali an Asian elephant at Royal Melbourne Zoological Park

Mali
ID nr:Local id Number: B00002 -    ASMP Number: 70 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 10 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Royal Melbourne Zoological Park
ArrivalRoyal Melbourne Zoological Park 2010-01-15
Born:* 2010-01-16 captive-born through
artificial insemination
in Royal Melbourne Zoological Park
Parents: Bong Su x Chaba
Siblings through the father Bong Su:
  1. 2010-03-10(M) Pathi Harn
  2. 2010-09-10(M) Ongard
  3. 2013-01-17 -- † 2013-12-03 (M) Sanook
  4. 2013-12-08(M) Man Jai
Siblings through the mother Chaba:
  1. 2013-12-08(M) Man Jai
Malis pedigree:
P I II III

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Bong Su

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Chaba

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Document updated2010-01-16: New elephant
2010-02-24: name
2010-12-03: nr
In March 2008, fifteen year old Dokkoon was artificially inseminated by elephant fertility experts from Berlin and zoo vets with sperm from the zoos bull, Bong Su. She was confirmed pregnant in June via ultrasound. She was the first elephant in Australia to conceive a calf through AI and gave birth in January 2010 to a female calf.

The new calf, born to seventeen year old first time mother Dokkoon, set several records. She was the first elephant born in the 147-year history of the Melbourne Zoo and the first elephant born via artificial insemination in Australia. She was the second elephant born in Australia, following the birth of a male calf in July 2009 at the Taronga Zoo. She joined the current herd of three females, her dam, and her sire, Bong Su.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Mali, an Asian at Royal Melbourne Zoological Park in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5571. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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