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

♂ Sabai


ASMP nr78? (unconfirmed)


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 7 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 2016-11-02 captive-born
Birth place: in Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
Birth weight 95.00 kgs, 209.00 lbs

Parents: Gung (Prawn) x ♀ Thong Dee
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

2016-11-02Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
Record history
History of updates2016-11-04: birth
2016-11-04: ASMP nr
2016-11-26: named
2018-04-21: PC

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Sabai is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia.

Sabai arrived in 2016-11-02 to the Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, Sabai lives together with 6 other elephants at the Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo:

  1. Anjalee born 2006-08-23
  2. Gung (Prawn) born 2000
  3. Kanlaya born 2018-06-14
  4. Pathi Harn born 2010-03-10
  5. Porntip born 1992
  6. Thong Dee born 2000

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Sabai was born captive-born 2016-11-02 at Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo.


Parents of Sabai are: ♂ Gung (Prawn) (father) and ♀ Thong Dee (mother).

Siblings through the father Gung (Prawn):

  1. 2009-07-04(M) Luk Chai
  2. 2010-11-02 -- † 2018-09-03 (F) Tukta
  3. 2017-05-26 -- † 2020-10-13 (M) Jai Dee

Siblings through the mother Thong Dee:

  1. 2009-07-04(M) Luk Chai


Sabais ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):
Gung (Prawn)

Born: 2000

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Thong Dee

Born: 2000

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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.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sabai, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=16557. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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