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

 ☨ ♀ Taku (Taki, Chajeng)  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 6214
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Dead date: 1988-08-15
Death reason: disease: Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
Present / last location:Augsburg Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival

1984-04-27Augsburg Zoo
from Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen)
Carl Hagenbecks Tierpark (Stellingen) 1983-10-03
from Boras Zoo
Boras Zoo 1982-05-26
from Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo 1981-09-29
from Boras Zoo
Boras Zoo 1980-10-17
from Furuviksparken

Document updated2009-09-27: 
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† Taku (Taki, Chajeng) is a dead sick Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Augsburg Zoo, in Germany, disease in 1988-08-15, Elephant Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)(see detailed list).


Taku (Taki, Chajeng) was born wild 1962.

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Taku (Taki, Chajeng), an Asian at Augsburg Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 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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