Mekong an Asian elephant at Knies Kinderzoo

Male ♂ Asian  Mekong at Knies Kinderzoo

Mekong in out enclosure at old house in Prague Zoo. Photo: Dan Koehl, 2010.
ID nr:EEP Number: 8405 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ about 38 years old (approximate age)
Body weight: 5300.00 kg, 11660.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Location:Knies Kinderzoo
ArrivalKnies Kinderzoo 2020-05-20 from Emmen Zoo
Emmen Zoo 2016-01-26
from Amsterdam Artis Zoo
Amsterdam Artis Zoo 2014-12-04
from Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)
Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha) 2009-11-27
from Leipzig Zoo
Leipzig Zoo 1984-05-09
from Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo)
Saigon Zoo (Ho Chi Minh Zoo) 1983-11-11
from Dak Lak province unspecified camp
Born:* ~1982 wild Vietnam
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 6 babies

  1. (M) 2002-04-05 Voi Nam, EEP nr: 200203
  2. (M) 2016-04-05 Maxmi­lian, EEP nr: 201604
  3. (F) 2016-10-16 Sanuk, EEP nr: 201610
  4. (M) 2018-04-02 Mauk, EEP nr: 201805? (EEP nr N/A)
  5. (M) 2018-06-26 Manoa, EEP nr: 201809? (EEP nr N/A)
  6. (F) 2020-07-16 -- † 2020-07-16 stillborn, EEP nr: 202011? (EEP nr N/A)
Document updated2009-11-27: transfered to Prague Zoo
2009-12-16: photo of Mekong in Prague
2012-02-29: weight
2016-01-03: transfer 
2016-12-14: transfer 
2018-05-16: origin Dak lak
2020-05-09: Pictures
2020-05-20: relocated to Rappersville

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

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

Mekong in Leipzig. Photo Petra Prager

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Mekong, an Asian at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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