Tarak
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo) in Germany

Biography
♂ Tarak

Identification

EEP nr200514

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 19 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2005-10-28 captive-born
Birth place: in Hannover Zoo
Birth weight 140.00 kgs, 308.00 lbs

Parents: Calvin (Chanda) x ♀ Khaing Hnin Hnin
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo), in Germany

Date of arrival

2022-07-12Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo)
from Heidelberg Zoo

2010-06-22Heidelberg Zoo
from Hannover Zoo

Record history
History of updates2022-10-31

Latest document update2020-10-28 01:36:23
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Biography


Tarak is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo), in Germany.

Tarak arrived in 2022-07-12 to the Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo), relocated from the Heidelberg Zoo, in Germany.


Social

Tarak lives together with 9 other elephants at the Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Bindi born 2012-07-25
  2. Bindu born 1968
  3. Kreeblamduan born 1984
  4. Laongdaw born 1990
  5. Leev Ma Rie born 2020-06-18
  6. Marlar born 2006-03-30
  7. Sarinya born 2023-06-14
  8. Shu Thu Zar born 1994-06-03
  9. Tong Koon born 1984


Origin

Tarak was born captive-born 2005-10-28 at Hannover Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Tarak are: ♂ Calvin (Chanda) (father) and ♀ Khaing Hnin Hnin (mother).

Siblings through the father Calvin (Chanda):

  1. 1998-05-04(M) Samson
  2. 1998-07-30 -- † 1999-03-22 (F) Annie
  3. 1998-08-21 -- † 2002-08-08 (M) Amos
  4. 1998-11-29(M) Albert
  5. 1999-10-21(M) George
  6. 2001-04-29(M) Johnson
  7. 2001-11-25(M) Kandula
  8. 2003-02-02(F) Califa
  9. 2003-03-20(F) Farina
  10. 2008-05-06(M) Shanti
  11. 2011-03-11 -- † 2011-05-06 (M) Sethi
  12. 2011-04-12(F) Rashmi
  13. 2014-02-04 -- † 2016-01-23 (F) Sumitra (OST Nr.3)
  14. 2017-07-08(M) Chandru

Siblings through the mother Khaing Hnin Hnin:

  1. 2003-03-20(F) Farina
  2. 2008-05-06(M) Shanti
  3. 2010-12-09(F) Soraya
  4. 2013-03-13(F) Maly (Malay)
  5. 2017-09-19(M) Ta Wan

Pedigree


Taraks ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Tarak

Sire (f):
Calvin (Chanda)

Born: 1986-08-11

Sire ff:
Bandara

Born: 1975-05-25
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:
Kamala

Born: 1975-09-00
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Khaing Hnin Hnin

Born: 1982-09-13

Sire mf:


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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tarak, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Cologne Zoo (Köln Zoo) in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=759. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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