Thong Dee
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo in Australia

♀ Thong Dee


ASMP nr60


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 23 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 2000 unknown
Birth place:
Freight:Air cargo
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2009-07-04 Luk Chai

2. Born 2016-11-02 Sabai
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

2015-04-30Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
from Sydney Zoo

2006-11-02Sydney Zoo
from Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station

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

2004-00-00Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
from Surin unspecified Elephant Camp

Record history
History of updates2009-07-23:�pregnancy status changed
2010-11-09:�spelling of name
2011-04-19:�prev loc
2016-01-04: transfer
2018-04-21: PC

Latest document update2020-10-19 05:03:10
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Thong Dee is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia.

Thong Dee arrived in 2015-04-30 to the Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, relocated from the Sydney Zoo, in Australia.

Thong Dee lives together with 6 other elephants at the Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo:
  1. Anjalee born 2006-08-23
  2. Gung (Prawn) born 2000
  3. Kanlaya born 2018-06-14
  4. Pathi Harn born 2010-03-10
  5. Porntip born 1992
  6. Sabai born 2016-11-02

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. (M) 2009-07-04 Luk Chai
  2. (M) 2016-11-02 Sabai


Thong Dee was born unknown 2000. and imported 2004, Air cargo

Comments / pictures

Thong Dee was impregnated naturally by mate Gong

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Thong Dee, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 September 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Glenn Sullivan, Dubbo, Australia.

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