Tunga
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ieper Zoo (Bellewaerde Park) in Belgium

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Tunga  dead elephant
Tunga March 2008. Photo © Audrey Mealiff
Tunga March 2008. Photo © Audrey Mealiff

Identification

EEP nr200407

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 13 years old
Origin
Born:* 2004-10-10 captive-born
Birth place: in Chester Zoo

Parents: Chang x ♀ Jangolie
Death
Dead: 2017-10-30
Death reason: disease: bacterial infection
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ieper Zoo (Bellewaerde Park), in Belgium

Date of arrival

2010-04-21Ieper Zoo (Bellewaerde Park)
from Chester Zoo

Record history
History of updates2010-04-28: transfer to Ieper
2018-03-02: dead

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Tunga is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2017-10-30 at Ieper Zoo (Bellewaerde Park), in Belgium, . Official death reason described as bacterial infection.

Origin


Tunga was born captive-born 2004-10-10 at Chester Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Tunga are: ♂ Chang (father) and ♀ Jangolie (mother).

Siblings through the father Chang:

  1. -- † 2012 () stillborn fetus still in utero
  2. 1993-09-09 -- † 1993-09-09 (F) killed
  3. 1995-12-19 -- † 1997-05-25 (F) Karha
  4. 1997-12-31 -- † 2018-09-07 (F) Sithami
  5. 1998-04-25 -- † 1998-04-25 (M) stillborn
  6. 1998-08-06(F) Tara
  7. 1998-08-27(F) Karishma
  8. 2000-07-18(M) Po Chin
  9. 2000-10-07(M) Assam
  10. 2004-03-05 -- † 2004-03-05 (F) stillborn
  11. 2008-05-04 -- † 2015-11-30 (F) Jade
  12. 2009-05-00 -- † 2009-05-00 (F) miscarriage
  13. 2010-11-01 -- † 2010-11-01 () stillborn
  14. 2014-03-19(M) Tom
  15. 2015-05-20 -- † 2015-05-20 (M) Baby Q
  16. 2015-06-16 -- † 2018-05-27 (F) Qiyo
  17. 2017-12-25(F) Suki
  18. 2018-01-13(F) Tun Kai
  19. 2018-04-11 -- † 2018-06-26 (M) Tarzen
  20. 2020-10-01(F) Mun

Siblings through the mother Jangolie:

  1. 1998-04-25 - † 1998-04-25 (M) stillborn
  2. 2000-07-18(M) Po Chin

Pedigree


Tungas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Tunga

Sire (f):
Chang

Born: 1981-11-10

Sire ff:
Chieng Mai

Born: 1959
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:
Ida

Born: 1970
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Jangolie

Born: 1968

Sire mf:


Born:
Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:


Born:
Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tunga, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ieper Zoo (Bellewaerde Park) in Belgium. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1597. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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