Taku (Taki, Chajeng) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Augsburg Zoo

☨ Taku (Taki, Chajeng)
ID Number:EEP Number: 6214 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Dead date: 1988-08-15
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Location:Augsburg Zoo
ArrivalAugsburg Zoo 1984-04-27
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) 1983-10-03
from Boras Zoo
Boras Zoo 1982-05-26
from Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 1981-09-29
from Boras Zoo
Boras Zoo 1980-10-17
from Furuviksparken
Born:* 1962 wild Thailand
Document updated2009-09-27: 
When she arrived in Furuvik her name was Chajeng, which was later changed to Taku. After Furuvuk she was transfered to Boras. Taku came from Boras Zoo to Hagenbecks, where she was trained for riding operations, and after this she was sold to Augsburg Zoo in Bavaria.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Taku (Taki, Chajeng), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Augsburg Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1872. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Marcus Linder, head elephant keeper, Augsburg Zoo

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