Porntip an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Western Plains Zoo

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Porntip at Western Plains Zoo

Porntip with her calf. Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos
ID Number:   ASMP Number: 63 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 28 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Western Plains Zoo
ArrivalWestern Plains Zoo 2015-04-24
from Taronga Zoo (Sydney Zoo)
Taronga Zoo (Sydney Zoo) 2006-11-02
from Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station
Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station 2006-07-30
from Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
Born:* 1992 unknown
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 2010-03-10 Pathi Harn
  2. (F) 2018-06-14 Kanlaya
Document updated2008-12-28: Image
2008-12-28: Image removed at request of Roger Brogan.
2010-12-03: nr
2011-04-19: prev locations
2011-08-25: removed incorrect text about the father.
2016-01-04: transfer
2017-04-11: pregnant
2018-04-21: due
2018-07-01: not pregnant
2018: Porntip is due to calf in late June, early July from an AI using the Perth zoo bull, Putra mas/ Silup.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Asian Elephant cow, Porntip, will give birth to a calf in July 2018

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Porntip, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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