Gung (Prawn)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo in Australia

♂ Gung (Prawn)


ASMP nr59


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 23 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 2000 unknown
Birth place:
Freight:Air cargo
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 2009-07-04 Luk Chai

2. Born 2010-11-02
(dead † 2018-09-03)

3. Born 2016-11-02 Sabai

4. Born 2017-05-26
(dead † 2020-10-13)
Jai Dee
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

2018-01-30Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
from Sydney Zoo

2006-11-05Sydney Zoo
from Cocos Island Animal Quarantine Station

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

Record history
History of updates2010-12-03: nr
2011-04-19: prev loc
2018-02-28: transfer
2018-04-21: corr arrival 2018-02-09

Latest document update2020-10-19 05:03:46
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Gung (Prawn) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia.

Gung (Prawn) arrived in 2018-01-30 to the Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, relocated from the Sydney Zoo, in Australia.

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

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


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


Gung (Prawn) was born unknown 2000. and imported 2004, Air cargo

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Gung (Prawn), 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

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