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

♂ Luk Chai

Identification

ASMP nr69

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 12 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2009-07-04 captive-born , number 1
Birth place: in Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
Birth weight 96.00 kgs, 211.20 lbs

Parents: Gung (Prawn) x ♀ Thong Dee
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Melbourne Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

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

2015-04-30Taronga Western Plains Zoo
from Sydney Zoo (Taronga)

Record history
History of updates2009-07-27: name
2010-11-30: nr
2016-01-04: transfer
2018-04-21: PC
2020-12-03: transfer to Melbourne

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


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 Western Plains Zoo, in Australia.

Luk Chai lives together with 6 other elephants at the Melbourne Zoo:
  1. Chaba born 1993
  2. Kulab born 2000
  3. Mali born 2010-01-16
  4. Man Jai born 2013-12-08
  5. Mek Kapah born 1973
  6. Num-Oi born 2001


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Origin


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

Parentage


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

Siblings through the father Gung (Prawn):

  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 (Prawn)

Born: 2000

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Thong Dee

Born: 2000

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Luk Chai, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Melbourne Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4747. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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