Sabai at Western Plains Zoo

  ASMP Number: 76? (unconfirmed) -  Sabai
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 0 years
Management:unknown
Location:Western Plains Zoo
ArrivedWestern Plains Zoo 2016-11-02
Born:2016-11-02 captive-born in
Western Plains Zoo
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 95.00 kgs, 209.00 lbs
Parents: Gung x Thong Dee
Siblings through the father Gung:
  1. 2009-07-04(M) Luk Chai
  2. 2010-11-02(F) Tukta
Siblings through the mother Thong Dee:
  1. 2009-07-04(M) Luk Chai
Sabai´s pedigree:
P I II III

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The calf was sired by Taronga's bull, Gung, in Sydney 22 months ago before Thong Dee moved to Dubbo with three other elephants.

2016-11-26: Belle, a self-proclaimed animal enthusiast, said she saw how much happiness the bub brought Dubbo and that was her inspiration. It’s only fitting she suggested ‘Sabai’ which means happy in Thai language. Her pitch was the overwhelming favourite.

Records about Sabai was updated
2016-11-04: birth
2016-11-04: ASMP nr
2016-11-26: named

Sources, among others

  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3900044/Baby-Asian-elephant-born-Taronga-Western-Plains-Zoo.html
  • http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/taronga-zoo-first-asian-elephant-calf-named-sabai-after-competition-held-for-public-to-find-the-best-name/news-story/2073361dae426d2671353151899155f1
  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2004) compiled by David Pepper-Edwards, Australia

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