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

♂ 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 - owners
Present / last location:Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

2018-01-30Taronga Western Plains Zoo
from Sydney Zoo (Taronga)

2006-11-05Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
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
2011-04-19: prev loc
2018-02-28: transfer
2018-04-21: corr arrival 2018-02-09

Latest document update2020-10-19 05:03:46
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Location


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

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

Gung (Prawn) lives together with 5 other elephants at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo:
  1. Kanlaya born 2018-06-14
  2. Pathi Harn born 2010-03-10
  3. Porntip born 1992
  4. Sabai born 2016-11-02
  5. Thong Dee born 2000


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

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 list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Gung (Prawn), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 October 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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