Luk Chai
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Melbourne Zoo in Australia

Biography
♂ Luk Chai

Identification

ASMP nr69

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2009-07-04 captive-born , number 1
Birth place: in Sydney Zoo
Birth weight 96.00 kgs, 211.20 lbs

Parents: Gung x ♀ Thong Dee
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2022-11-16 Aiyara

2. Born 2022-11-25 Roi-Yim

3. Born 2023-01-01 Kati
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Melbourne Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

2020-12-03Melbourne Zoo
from Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo

2015-04-30Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
from Sydney Zoo

Record history
History of updates2023-08-24

Latest document update2020-12-03 19:42:08
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Biography


Luk Chai is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Melbourne Zoo, in Australia.

Luk Chai arrived in 2020-12-03 to the Melbourne Zoo, relocated from the Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia.


Social

Luk Chai lives together with 8 other elephants at the Melbourne Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Aiyara born 2022-11-16
  2. Dokkoon born 1993
  3. Kati born 2023-01-01
  4. Kulab born 2000
  5. Mali born 2010-01-16
  6. Mek Kapah born 1973
  7. Num-Oi born 2001
  8. Roi-Yim born 2022-11-25

Offspring


Total: 3 babies

  1. (F) 2022-11-16 Aiyara
  2. (M) 2022-11-25 Roi-Yim
  3. (F) 2023-01-01 Kati


Origin

Luk Chai was born captive-born as birth number 1 2009-07-04 at Sydney Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Luk Chai are: ♂ Gung (father) and ♀ Thong Dee (mother).

Siblings through the father Gung:

  1. 2010-11-02 -- † 2018-09-03 (F) Tukta
  2. 2016-11-02(M) Sabai
  3. 2017-05-26 -- † 2020-10-13 (M) Jai Dee

Siblings through the mother Thong Dee:

  1. 2016-11-02(M) Sabai

Pedigree


Luk Chais ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

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Gung

Born: 2000

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Luk Chai, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Melbourne Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4747. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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