Photo: Erland Axel Wadsten 2004.
|☨ Chieng Mai||Alternative name:||Plai Sak|
|ID nr:||EEP Number: 6209 - SSP Number: 513 -|
|Sex and age:||Male ♂ 58 years old||Dentition:||tusker|
|Dead date:||† 2017-06-28|
|Death reason:||euthanised: age related problems|
|Arrival||Copenhagen Zoo 1962-06-22|
from Thailand unspecified location
|Born:||* 1959 wild Thailand||Imported:||1962||Freight:||by ship M/S Sinaloa|
|Offspring, year of birth, year of death:|
Total: 15 babies
|Document updated||2009-01-26: Text|
2010-11-21: SSP, Text RE
2018-03-02: link to EleWiki submitted
|During a state visit to Thailand in 1962, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid were presented with the two elephants Chieng Mai and Buag Hah. Shipped from Thailand to Denmark with the ship M/S Sinaloa.|
The late Danish king Frederik IX wrote a handwritten letter the 29th of January 1962 to the chairman of the board of the Copenhagen Zoo, Dr. Böje Benzon, with the following content:
Dr Böje Benzon
As You know, I was honored with the gift of three elephant babies in Thailand; when the first arrives i dont know, but I would like to ask You if I may deponate them in Zoologisk Have. The youngest and last one is only seven months old, so I doubt that he comes within the nest two years. The other two, I believe, comes within two months.
With best greetings to Your wife,
Coco was nine when she was bred by her father Chieng Mai, resulting in the birth of Hannibal.
Chieng Mai has an American SSP number because of his daughter Schottzie, sold to the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio in December 1978 at the age of three. He is not listed in the studbook.
2008-03-12: Chiang Mai were transfered to the newbuilt facility.
2017: euthanised due the several age related problems
Reference listKoehl, D., (2020). Chieng Mai, an Asian at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=713. (archived at the Wayback machine)
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