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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Amsterdam Artis Zoo in Netherlands

♂ Vinh


EEP nr202009


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 3 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 2020-05-04 captive-born
Birth place: in Amsterdam Artis Zoo

Parents: Nikolai x ♀ Thong Tai
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Present / last location:Amsterdam Artis Zoo, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

Amsterdam Artis Zoo
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History of updates2020-05-20: named Vinh

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Vinh is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Amsterdam Artis Zoo, in Netherlands.

Vinh arrived to the Amsterdam Artis Zoo unknown date, Vinh lives together with 3 other elephants at the Amsterdam Artis Zoo:

  1. Sanuk born 2016-10-16
  2. Thong Tai born 1989-04-14
  3. Yindee born 2005-08-02

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


Vinh was born captive-born 2020-05-04 at Amsterdam Artis Zoo.


Parents of Vinh are: ♂ Nikolai (father) and ♀ Thong Tai (mother).

Siblings through the father Nikolai:

  1. 2009-01-10 -- † 2009-01-11 (M) noname
  2. 2010-05-07(F) Saphira
  3. 2010-05-11(M) Nuka
  4. 2010-07-25(M) Felix
  5. 2010-08-06(M) Dinkar
  6. 2010-12-09(F) Soraya
  7. 2011-06-18 -- † 2015-12-08 (F) Mumba
  8. 2012-12-24(F) Amithi
  9. 2013-03-13(F) Maly (Malay)
  10. 2013-10-27(F) Sitara
  11. 2013-12-31(M) Taru
  12. 2014-03-17(F) Yumi
  13. 2015-05-20(F) Nang Faa
  14. 2016-12-22(M) Thambi
  15. 2016-12-23(F) Jenny
  16. 2017-01-19(F) Meena
  17. 2017-05-05(M) Ravi

Siblings through the mother Thong Tai:

  1. 2005-08-02(F) Yindee
  2. 2009-01-10 - † 2009-01-11 (M) noname
  3. 2011-06-18 - † 2015-12-08 (F) Mumba
  4. 2016-10-16(F) Sanuk


Vinhs ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):

Born: 1993-05-02

Sire ff:

Born: 1971
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:
Kitty (Mookee)

Born: 1965
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Thong Tai

Born: 1989-04-14

Sire mf:

Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:

Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:

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Monday evening 4 May at 21.09 pm an elephant was born in ARTIS. It's a man. The birth went very well. The calf came into the world in just one minute and minutes later it was on four legs. After a few hours, the calf of the first breast milk drank called colostrum. The two daughters of the elephant cow were present at birth and were very interested in the calf. They stayed around all the time and immediately walked around their new brother after birth. This is the fifth calf for this mother, also Matriarch of the Herd of Asian elephants in ARTIS.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Vinh, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Amsterdam Artis Zoo in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=8315. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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