Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Gung (Prawn) at Taronga Western Plains Zoo


♂ Gung (Prawn)

Identification

ASMP nr59

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 21 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2000 unknown
Birth place:
Imported:2004
Freight:Air cargo
Offspring
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 2009-07-04 Luk Chai

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

3. Born 2016-11-02 Sabai

4. Born 2017-05-26
(dead † 2020-10-13)
Jai Dee
Locations
Present / last location:Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2018-01-30Taronga Western Plains Zoo
from Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
Sydney Zoo (Taronga) 2006-11-05
from Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station
Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station 2006-07-30
from Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal

Document updated2010-12-03: nr
2011-04-19: prev loc
2018-02-28: transfer
2018-04-21: corr arrival 2018-02-09
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Description

Location


Gung (Prawn) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia.

Gung (Prawn) arrived Taronga Western Plains Zoo 2018-01-30, relocated from Sydney Zoo (Taronga), in Australia.

In Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Gung (Prawn) lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Kanlaya born 2018-06-14
  2. ,
  3. Pathi Harn born 2010-03-10
  4. ,
  5. Porntip born 1992
  6. ,
  7. Sabai born 2016-11-02
  8. ,
  9. Thong Dee born 2000
  10. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 4 babies

  1. (M) 2009-07-04 Luk Chai
  2. (F) 2010-11-02 -- † 2018-09-03 Tukta
  3. (M) 2016-11-02 Sabai
  4. (M) 2017-05-26 -- † 2020-10-13 Jai Dee

Origin


Gung (Prawn) was born unknown 2000. and imported 2004, Air cargo



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Gung (Prawn), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=593. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Glenn Sullivan

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    This document was updated: 2020-10-19 05:03:46


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