Gung (Prawn) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Gung (Prawn)
ID nr:   ASMP Number: 59 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Taronga Western Plains Zoo
ArrivalTaronga Western Plains Zoo 2018-01-30
from Sydney Zoo
Sydney Zoo 2006-11-05
from Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station
Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station 2006-07-30
from Ayutthaya Royal Elephant Kraal
Born:* 2000 unknown
Imported:2004
Freight:Air cargo
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 4 babies

  1. (M) 2009-07-04 Luk Chai
  2. (F) 2010-11-02 -- † 2018-09-03 Tukta
  3. (M) 2016-11-02 Sabai
  4. (M) 2017-05-26 -- † 2020-10-13 Jai Dee
Document updated2010-12-03: nr
2011-04-19: prev loc
2018-02-28: transfer
2018-04-21: corr arrival 2018-02-09

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Gung (Prawn), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=593. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Glenn Sullivan

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