Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Melbourne Zoo in Australia

♀ Kulab


Chip id Number12-1714-652A
Local id Number A60409
ASMP nr57


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 24 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 2000 captive-born
Birth place: in Thailand unspecified location
Freight:Air cargo
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2010-09-10 Ongard Local id: B00566 SSP id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Melbourne Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

2006-11-06Melbourne Zoo
from Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station

2006-07-30Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station
from Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal

Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
from Satuek District unspecified owner

Record history
History of updates2023-08-24

Latest document update2021-11-13 18:03:41
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Kulab is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Melbourne Zoo, in Australia.

Kulab arrived in 2006-11-06 to the Melbourne Zoo, relocated from the Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station, in Cocos (Keeling) Islands.


Kulab 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. Luk Chai born 2009-07-04
  5. Mali born 2010-01-16
  6. Mek Kapah born 1973
  7. Num-Oi born 2001
  8. Roi-Yim born 2022-11-25


  1. (M) 2010-09-10 Ongard Local id: B00566 SSP id: 00


Kulab was born captive-born 2000 at Thailand unspecified location. and imported 2006, Air cargo

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Stated parents: Dame: Thongdee Sire: Kaew.

In November 2008, a second Pregnancy at the Melbourne Zoo was initiated after ten year old Kulab 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 February via ultrasound.

Kulab on elephant-news.com

Kulab is mentioned on Elephant News:

Articles where Kulab is mentioned on elephant-news.com
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
2008-12-03 Where elephants walk - Elephant News
Melbourne zoo celebrates second elephant pregnancy - Elephant News
2009-02-21 Bong su the elephant is set to become a father - Elephant News

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Kulab, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Melbourne Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=585. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Taxon Report for Elephas maximus, by Sjoukje Vaartjes, Animal Records Officer, Melbourne Zoo.
  • Ryan Easley, USA

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