Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Melbourne Zoo in Australia

♀ Mali


Local id Number B00002
ASMP nr70


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 14 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 2010-01-16 captive-born
Birth place: through
artificial insemination in Melbourne Zoo

Parents: Bong Su x ♀ Dokkoon
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2022-11-25 Roi-Yim
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Melbourne Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

2010-01-15Melbourne Zoo
Record history
History of updates2023-08-24

Latest document update2022-11-26 12:11:33
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Mali is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Melbourne Zoo, in Australia.

Mali arrived in 2010-01-15 to the Melbourne Zoo,


Mali 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. Luk Chai born 2009-07-04
  6. Mek Kapah born 1973
  7. Num-Oi born 2001
  8. Roi-Yim born 2022-11-25


  1. (M) 2022-11-25 Roi-Yim


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


Parents of Mali are: ♂ Bong Su (father) and ♀ Dokkoon (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 -- † 2023-08-24 (M) Man Jai

Siblings through the mother Dokkoon:

  1. 2013-12-08 - † 2023-08-24 (M) Man Jai
  2. 2022-11-16(F) Aiyara


Malis ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):
Bong Su

Born: 1974-08-03

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Born: 1993

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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.

Mali on

Mali is mentioned on Elephant News:

Articles where Mali is mentioned on
DateLinks which opens in new window
Melbourne zoo's new elephants due by christmas - Elephant News
2006-11-06 Melbourne zoo: elephants are here! - Elephant News
2006-12-06 Elephants settle into new home in melbourne zoo - Elephant News
2008-02-24 Hopes for patter of elephant feet - Elephant News
2008-06-02 Melbourne zoo celebrates elephant pregnancy - Elephant News
Melbourne elephant breaks fertility record - Elephant News
2008-08-19 Melbourne zoo’s new elephant is pregnant - Elephant News
Three elephants pregnant in australia - Elephant News
2008-12-03 Where elephants walk - Elephant News
2009-12-04 Vet awaits big day - the birth of an elephant - Elephant News
2010-01-16 Dokkoon delivers - Elephant News

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Mali, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Melbourne Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 May 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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