Kulab an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Royal Melbourne Zoological Park

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Kulab at Royal Melbourne Zoological Park

ID Number:Chip id Number; 12-1714-652A
 - Local id Number: A60409 -    ASMP Number: 57 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 20 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Royal Melbourne Zoological Park
ArrivalRoyal Melbourne Zoological Park 2006-11-06
from Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station
Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station 2006-07-30
from Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
from Satuk unspecified owner
Born:* 2000 captive-born Thailand
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 2010-09-10 Ongard, SSP nr: 00, Local nr: B00566
Document updated2010-01-17: Pregnant, Image, Text
2010-09-10: not pregnant
2010-11-30: ASMP number
2011-04-19: prev location
2012-03-13: chip id nr
Stated parents: Dame: Thongdee Sire: Kaew.

In November 2008, a second pregnancy at the Melbourne Zoo was initiated after ten year old Kulab was artificially inseminated by elephant fertility experts from Berlin and zoo vets with sperm from the zoo’s bull, Bong Su. She was confirmed pregnant in February via ultrasound.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Kulab, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Royal Melbourne Zoological Park in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=585. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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