Dokkoon is a living pregnant Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Melbourne Zoo, in Australia.
Dokkoon arrived in 2006-11-06 to the Melbourne Zoo, relocated from the Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station, in Cocos (Keeling) Islands.
Dokkoon was born captive-born 1993 at Asia unspecified location. and imported 2004, Air cargo
Stated parents: Dame: Aom-Moon Sire: Chow.
In March 2008, fifteen year old Dokkoon was artificially inseminated by elephant fertility experts from Berlin and zoo vets with sperm from the zoo’s 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.
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