Porntip an Asian elephant at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

♀ Porntip
Porntip with her calf. Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos
Porntip with her calf. Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoos

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 29 years old
Id numberASMP Number: 63
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1992 unknown
Birth place:
Freight:Air cargo
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2010-03-10 Pathi Harn

2. Born 2018-06-14 Kanlaya
Present / last location:Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2015-04-24Taronga 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

Document updated2008-12-28: Image
2008-12-28: Image removed at request of Roger Brogan.
2010-12-03: nr
2011-04-19: prev locations
2011-08-25: removed incorrect text about the father.
2016-01-04: transfer
2017-04-11: pregnant
2018-04-21: due
2018-07-01: not pregnant
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Porntip is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia.

Porntip arrived in Taronga Western Plains Zoo 2015-04-24, relocated from Sydney Zoo (Taronga), in Australia.

In Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Porntip 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. Sabai born 2016-11-02
  8. ,
  9. Thong Dee born 2000
  10. , (see detailed list).


  1. (M) 2010-03-10 Pathi Harn
  2. (F) 2018-06-14 Kanlaya


Porntip was born unknown 1992. and imported 2004, Air cargo

Comments / pictures

2018: Porntip is due to calf in late June, early July from an AI using the Perth zoo bull, Putra mas/ Silup.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s Asian Elephant cow, Porntip, will give birth to a calf in July 2018

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Porntip, an Asian at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 March 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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    This document was updated: 2020-10-19 05:04:43

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