Taronga’s bull elephant, Gung, is also celebrating a birthday this month following his son’s, Luk Chai, first birthday last Sunday.
Gung sired Luk Chai and the bull’s birthday is in July when he turns 10.
He’s doing very well too and is already a whopping 3200 kg.
He’s now the second biggest elephant in the TZ herd which isn’t bad considering he’s the youngest except for the calves.
This tells us he’s going to be a big boy.
Potentially, he’ll weigh over 5000 kg by the time he’s 20-25 years old.
Gung swims almost daily in his two pools and his keepers spend a lot of time with him.
Gary Miller, Elephant Manager
Taronga Zoo, Media Relations
(02) 9978 4606
Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Media Relations
(02) 6881 1400
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