Pak Boon
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Sydney Zoo in Australia

♀ Pak Boon
Pak Boon and Tukta. Taronga Zoo 02/2011. Photo: � Anthony Johnson,
Pak Boon and Tukta. Taronga Zoo 02/2011. Photo: � Anthony Johnson,


ASMP nr62


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 31 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1992 unknown
Birth place:
Freight:Air cargo
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2010-11-02
(dead † 2018-09-03)

2. Born 2017-05-26
(dead † 2020-10-13)
Jai Dee
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sydney Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

2006-11-02Sydney Zoo
from Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station

2006-07-30Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station
from Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal

Record history
History of updates2010-12-03:�nr
2011-02-05:�Sick, Text, Image RE
2011-04-19:�prev locations
2016-04-14: pregnant
2018-04-21: PC

Latest document update2020-10-19 05:07:30
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Pak Boon is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Sydney Zoo, in Australia.

Pak Boon arrived in 2006-11-02 to the Sydney Zoo, relocated from the Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station, in Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

Pak Boon lives together with 1 other elephants at the Sydney Zoo:
  1. Tang Mo born 1999

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


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


Pak Boon was born unknown 1992. and imported 2004, Air cargo

Comments / pictures

In December 2010, Pak Boon was diagnosed with Tuberculosis.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Pak Boon, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sydney Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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