Buag Hah (Pang Yang)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Buag Hah (Pang Yang)  dead elephant
Photo: © Buag Hah, Zoo-nyt 1997.(Zoo-news), Denmark
Photo: © Buag Hah, Zoo-nyt 1997.(Zoo-news), Denmark


EEP nr6210
SSP nr512


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Born:* 1958 wild
Birth place: in Thailand unspecified location
Freight:by ship M/S Sinaloa
Dead: 1996-12-16
Death reason: euthanised: general weakness
Total: 5 babies

1. Born 1970-09-18
(dead † 2023-09-25)
Irma EEP id: 7008 SSP id: 754

2. Born 1975-12-15 Schottzie EEP id: 7505 SSP id: 79

3. Born 1980-03-31
(dead † 1984-09-08)
Maia EEP id: 8003

4. Born 1983-03-18
(dead † 1990-09-07)
Haakon EEP id: 8308

5. Born 1986-01-22
(dead † 2003-09-21)
Coco EEP id: 8603
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of arrival

1962-06-22Copenhagen Zoo
from Thailand unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2021-12-27

Latest document update2021-09-29 04:30:57
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† Buag Hah (Pang Yang) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1996-12-16 at Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark, . Official death reason described as general weakness.


  1. (F) 1970-09-18 -- † 2023-09-25 Irma EEP id: 7008 SSP id: 754
  2. (F) 1975-12-15 Schottzie EEP id: 7505 SSP id: 79
  3. (F) 1980-03-31 -- † 1984-09-08 Maia EEP id: 8003
  4. (M) 1983-03-18 -- † 1990-09-07 Haakon EEP id: 8308
  5. (F) 1986-01-22 -- † 2003-09-21 Coco EEP id: 8603


Buag Hah (Pang Yang) was born wild 1958 at Thailand unspecified location. and imported 1962, by ship M/S Sinaloa

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Shipped from Thailand to Denmark with the ship M/S Sinaloa.

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.

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,
Yours sincerely

Buag Hah was euthanised caused by general weakness. During post mortum it was discovered she had a four year old fetus in her Uterus.

Buag Hah has an American SSP number because of her daughter Schottzie, sold to the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio in December 1978 at the age of three. She is not listed in the studbook.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Buag Hah (Pang Yang), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=716. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Jens Madsen, Denmark
  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • Elefanter i Köpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark

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