Porntip an Asian elephant at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

♀ Porntip
Porntip with her calf. Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos
Porntip with her calf. Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 29 years old
Id numberASMP Number: 63
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1992 unknown
Birth place:
Freight:Air cargo
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2010-03-10 Pathi Harn

2. Born 2018-06-14 Kanlaya
Present / last location:Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2015-04-24Taronga Western Plains Zoo
from Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
Sydney Zoo (Taronga) 2006-11-02
from Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station
Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station 2006-07-30
from Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal

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
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Porntip is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia.

Porntip arrived in Taronga Western Plains Zoo 2015-04-24, relocated from Sydney Zoo (Taronga), in Australia.

In Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Porntip lives together with 6 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Burma (Birma) born 1959?
  2. ,
  3. Gung (Prawn) born 2000
  4. ,
  5. Kanlaya born 2018-06-14
  6. ,
  7. Pathi Harn born 2010-03-10
  8. ,
  9. Sabai born 2016-11-02
  10. ,
  11. Thong Dee born 2000
  12. , (see detailed list).


  1. (M) 2010-03-10 Pathi Harn
  2. (F) 2018-06-14 Kanlaya


Porntip was born unknown 1992. and imported 2004, Air cargo

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Porntip, an Asian at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 January 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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    This document was updated: 2020-10-19 05:04:43

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