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Zoofan15, 11 Apr 2020
    • Zoofan15
      Photo taken 21/09/2016.

      Indian elephant cows Tricia (left) and Permai:

      Tricia (F)
      Born in the wild (Vietnam) 01/01/1957
      Arrived at Perth Zoo 23/01/1963

      Permai (F)
      Born in the wild (Malaysia) 01/01/1989
      Arrived at Perth Zoo 15/12/1992

      They had just been reunited in this photo, following Tricia’s morning health check.
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    • Tafin
      @Zoofan15 Permai has a lot more hair on her head. Did the two that arrived with her as calves have the same?
    • Zoofan15
      @Tafin I assumed they did, but I just looked up a photo of them all (Permai, Putra Mas and Teduh) and only Permai had a noticeable volume of hair. They all arrived together (and were all of the Indian subspecies like Tricia), but are unrelated.
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    • Jambo
      @Zoofan15 at Melbourne Zoo, Num-Oi is pretty much ‘bald’ like Tricia, whilst both Dokkon and Kulab especially, have a noticeable amount of hair.

      It comes down to genetics, just the same for humans.

      On a side-note, Tricia looks quite large compared to Permai. Is Permai a rather small female?
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    • Zoofan15
      @Jambo I think it’s that Tricia is on the larger size. She weighs 3,600 kg; compared to Num Oi at Melbourne who is 3,000kg and Burma at Auckland Zoo who is 2,900kg. I’d imagine Permai is around the same size as these young females.
    • Jambo
      @Zoofan15 that makes sense. Kashin at Auckland grew up to 3,400 kg. I would assume Mek Kapah would be similar in size to Tricia. Num-Oi is noticeably the smallest female at MZ, so Kulab and Dokkon would probably be around 3,200-400 kg.

      Bong-Su weighed 4,750 kg. How much is Putra Mas compared to Bong Su?
    • Zoofan15
      @Jambo Putra Mas is 4,700kg, so a similar size. I found a new article from 2015 that said Num Oi is 3,000kg. Interestingly, at the same age (15) - Dokkoon was only 2,500kg. Dokkoon looks quite tall, which probably makes her appear larger than Num Oi.
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