Mekong
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland

Biography
♂ Mekong
Mekong in out enclosure at old house in Prague Zoo. Photo: Dan Koehl, 2010.
Mekong in out enclosure at old house in Prague Zoo. Photo: Dan Koehl, 2010.

Identification

EEP nr8405

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ about 42 years old (approximate age)
Body height: 3.30 meter, 10.8 feet
Body weight: 5300.00 kg, 11660.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* ~1982 wild
Birth place:
Offspring
Total: 8 babies

1. Born 2002-04-05 Voi Nam EEP id: 200203

2. Born 2016-04-05 Max EEP id: 201604

3. Born 2016-10-16 Sanuk EEP id: 201610

4. Born 2018-04-02 Mauk EEP id: 201805? (EEP nr N/A)

5. Born 2018-06-26 Manoa EEP id: 201809? (EEP nr N/A)

6. Born 2020-07-16
(dead † 2020-07-16)
stillborn EEP id: 202011? (EEP nr N/A)

7. Born 2021-02-19 Ka Yan EEP id: 202103

8. Born 2022-05-07 Kamon EEP id: 202201?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

2020-05-20Knies Kinderzoo
from Emmen Zoo

2016-01-26Emmen Zoo
from Amsterdam Artis Zoo

2014-12-04Amsterdam Artis Zoo
from Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)

2009-11-27Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
from Leipzig Zoo

1984-05-09Leipzig Zoo
from Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)

1983-11-11Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo) 1983-11-11
from Dak Lak province unspecified camp

Record history
History of updates2021-12-23

Latest document update2021-07-08 16:34:42
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Biography


Mekong is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland.

Mekong arrived in 2020-05-20 to the Knies Kinderzoo, relocated from the Emmen Zoo, in Netherlands.


Social

Mekong lives together with 8 other elephants at the Knies Kinderzoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Ceylon II born 1970
  2. Kalaya born 2013-11-01
  3. Kamon born 2022-05-07
  4. Mapalay born 1986
  5. Rani born 1982
  6. Sabu born 1984
  7. Sandry born 1999-11-27
  8. Thisiam born 1998-05-04


Affiliated people

1: Dan Koehl (elephant consultant from 2010 to 2010)

Offspring


Total: 8 babies

  1. (M) 2002-04-05 Voi Nam EEP id: 200203
  2. (M) 2016-04-05 Max EEP id: 201604
  3. (F) 2016-10-16 Sanuk EEP id: 201610
  4. (M) 2018-04-02 Mauk EEP id: 201805? (EEP nr N/A)
  5. (M) 2018-06-26 Manoa EEP id: 201809? (EEP nr N/A)
  6. (F) 2020-07-16 -- † 2020-07-16 stillborn EEP id: 202011? (EEP nr N/A)
  7. (M) 2021-02-19 Ka Yan EEP id: 202103
  8. (M) 2022-05-07 Kamon EEP id: 202201?


Origin

Mekong was born wild ~1982.


Comments / pictures

Mekong in Knies Kinderzoo

Mekong in the old elephant bull enclosure in Prague Zoo, 2010. Photo: Dan Koehl
Mekong in Knies Kinderzoo

Mekong in the old elephant house in Prague Zoo, 2009. Photo Daniela Dunger

Mekong in Knies Kinderzoo

Mekong in Leipzig. Photo Petra Prager

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Mekong, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=403. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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