Mekong an Asian elephant at Knies Kinderzoo


♂ 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 39 years old (approximate age)
Body weight: 5300.00 kg, 11660.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* ~1982 wild
Birth place:
Offspring
Total: 7 babies

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

2. Born 2016-04-05 Maxmi­lian 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
Locations
Present / last location:Knies Kinderzoo, in Switzerland

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2020-05-20Knies Kinderzoo
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

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
Google map
Random literature
Description

Location


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

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

In Knies Kinderzoo, Mekong lives together with 7 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Ceylon II born 1970
  2. ,
  3. Kalaya born 2013-11-01
  4. ,
  5. Mapalay born 1986
  6. ,
  7. Rani born 1982
  8. ,
  9. Sabu born 1984
  10. ,
  11. Sandry born 1999-11-27
  12. ,
  13. Thisiam born 1998-05-04
  14. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 7 babies

  1. (M) 2002-04-05 Voi Nam EEP id: 200203
  2. (M) 2016-04-05 Maxmi­lian 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

Origin


Mekong was born wild ~1982.


Comments / pictures



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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Mekong, an Asian elephant at Knies Kinderzoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=403. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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