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

♀ Thong Dee


ASMP nr60


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 21 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
Present / last location:Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2015-04-30Taronga Western Plains Zoo
from Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
Sydney Zoo (Taronga) 2006-11-02
from Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station
Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station 2006-07-30
from Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal 2004-00-00
from Surin unspecified Elephant Camp

Document updated2009-07-23:�pregnancy status changed
2010-11-09:�spelling of name
2011-04-19:�prev loc
2016-01-04: transfer
2018-04-21: PC
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Thong Dee is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia.

Thong Dee arrived Taronga Western Plains Zoo 2015-04-30, relocated from Sydney Zoo (Taronga), in Australia.

In Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Thong Dee lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Gung (Prawn) born 2000
  2. ,
  3. Kanlaya born 2018-06-14
  4. ,
  5. Pathi Harn born 2010-03-10
  6. ,
  7. Porntip born 1992
  8. ,
  9. Sabai born 2016-11-02
  10. , (see detailed list).


  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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Thong Dee, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Glenn Sullivan, Dubbo, Australia.


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