Punjab an Asian elephant at Copenhagen Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Punjab  
Elephant Ida and new born Punjab. Photo © Nai Somchai Madee, Ban Ta Klang,Surin.
Elephant Ida and new born Punjab. Photo © Nai Somchai Madee, Ban Ta Klang,Surin.

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 2 years old
Id number
Origin
Born:* 2001-12-02 captive-born
Birth place: in Copenhagen Zoo

Parents: Chieng Mai x ♀ Ida
Death
Dead date: 2003-10-06
Death reason: disease: Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus
Locations
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2001-12-02Copenhagen Zoo

Document updated2009-03-07: death reason
2011-11-30: picture
2011-11-30: pictures of birth
2020-05-05: death reason: Herpes
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† Punjab is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark, of disease in 2003-10-06. Official death reason described as Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus. (see detailed list).

Origin


Punjab was born captive-born 2001-12-02 at Copenhagen Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Punjab are: ♂ Chieng Mai (father) and ♀ Ida (mother).


Siblings through the father Chieng Mai:

  1. 1970-09-18(F) Irma
  2. 1975-12-15(F) Schottzie
  3. 1980-03-31 -- † 1984-09-08 (F) Maia
  4. 1981-11-10 -- † 2020-07-24 (M) Chang
  5. 1983-03-18 -- † 1990-09-07 (M) Haakon
  6. 1986-01-22 -- † 2003-09-21 (F) Coco
  7. 1991-10-28 -- † 1991-10-28 (F) noname
  8. 1996-03-15 -- † 2006-02-09 (M) Santosh
  9. 1997-02-17 -- † 1997-06-19 (M) Hannibal
  10. 2006-03-20(M) Gandhi
  11. 2013-02-25 -- † 2014-11-24 (M) Khao Sok
  12. 2013-08-26 -- † 2013-08-26 (F) stillborn
  13. 2015-09-04 -- † 2015-09-04 (M) stillborn
  14. 2017-05-17(M) Sak

Siblings through the mother Ida:

  1. 1981-11-10 - † 2020-07-24 (M) Chang
  2. 1991-10-28 - † 1991-10-28 (F) noname
  3. 1996-03-15 - † 2006-02-09 (M) Santosh
  4. 2006-03-20(M) Gandhi

Pedigree


Punjabs pedigree:
P I II III

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Chieng Mai

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Ida

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Comments / pictures

At his death, he was originally suspected to have died from Salmonella but was later diagnosed as an EEHV-HD case.





Pictures from his birth, with Ida and elephant keeper Claus Pedersen. (Photo © Nai Somchai Madee, Ban Ta Klang,Surin.)



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Punjab, an Asian at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=142. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Documentation 2002 - Elephants in European Zoos and Safari Parks published by European Elephant Group: Haufellner, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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