Mali an Asian elephant at Melbourne Zoo


♀ Mali

Identification

Local id Number B00002
ASMP nr70

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 11 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2010-01-16 captive-born
Birth place: through
artificial insemination in Melbourne Zoo

Parents: Bong Su x ♀ Chaba
Locations
Present / last location:Melbourne Zoo, in Australia

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2010-01-15Melbourne Zoo

Document updated2010-01-16: New elephant
2010-02-24: name
2010-12-03: nr
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Location


Mali is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Melbourne Zoo, in Australia.

Mali arrived Melbourne Zoo 2010-01-15,

In Melbourne Zoo, Mali lives together with 6 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Chaba born 1993
  2. ,
  3. Kulab born 2000
  4. ,
  5. Luk Chai born 2009-07-04
  6. ,
  7. Man Jai born 2013-12-08
  8. ,
  9. Mek Kapah born 1973
  10. ,
  11. Num-Oi born 2001
  12. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Mali was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2010-01-16 at Melbourne Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Mali are: ♂ Bong Su (father) and ♀ Chaba (mother).


Siblings through the father Bong Su:

  1. 2010-03-10(M) Pathi Harn
  2. 2010-09-10(M) Ongard
  3. 2013-01-17 -- † 2013-12-03 (M) Sanook
  4. 2013-12-08(M) Man Jai

Siblings through the mother Chaba:

  1. 2013-12-08(M) Man Jai

Pedigree


Malis pedigree:
P I II III

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Bong Su

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Chaba

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In March 2008, fifteen year old Dokkoon was artificially inseminated by elephant fertility experts from Berlin and zoo vets with sperm from the zoos bull, Bong Su. She was confirmed pregnant in June via ultrasound. She was the first elephant in Australia to conceive a calf through AI and gave birth in January 2010 to a female calf.

The new calf, born to seventeen year old first time mother Dokkoon, set several records. She was the first elephant born in the 147-year history of the Melbourne Zoo and the first elephant born via artificial insemination in Australia. She was the second elephant born in Australia, following the birth of a male calf in July 2009 at the Taronga Zoo. She joined the current herd of three females, her dam, and her sire, Bong Su.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Mali, an Asian elephant at Melbourne Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5571. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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