Phoebe at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Phoebe
ID Number:EEP Number: 8707 -    SSP Number: 353 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 31 years old
Status:pregnant
Management:Free contact
Location:Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
ArrivedColumbus Zoo and Aquarium 2002-01-29
from African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari 1993-06-01
from Charlie Gray
Charlie Gray 1993-05-31
from Ramat Gan Zoo
Born:1987-05-15 captive-born in
Ramat Gan Zoo
Parents: Motek x Warda
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1993-11-16 -- † 1993-11-16 miscarriage, SSP nr: 355
  2. (M) 1999-10-21 George, SSP nr: 518
  3. (M) 2004-04-16 Bodhi, SSP nr: 551
  4. (M) 2009-03-27 Beco, SSP nr: 657
Siblings through the father Motek:
  1. 1973 -- † 1973 () noname
  2. 1976 -- † 1979 () noname
  3. 1978(M) Alexander
  4. 1982-03-08 -- † 1985-03-30 (M) Igal
  5. 1985-01-31(F) Lilly (Israela)
  6. 1990 -- † 1990 (F) miscarriage
  7. 1991-01-06(F) Wered (Weked)
  8. 1993-10-23(M) Victor
  9. 1993-11-16 -- † 1993-11-16 (F) miscarriage
  10. 1994-08-19(M) Ngam (Chipati, Chapati)
  11. 1996-05-24(M) Teddy (Villi, Vermouth, Nat)
  12. 2000-04-09 -- † 2000 (F) Victoria
  13. 2000-05-01(F) Vivi
  14. 2002-08-18(M) Winner
  15. 2006-03-11(F) La Belle
  16. 2006-07-22(M) Pili
  17. 2013-08-02(F) Latangi
  18. 2013-10-02(F) Lalana
Siblings through the mother Warda:
  1. 1973 -- † 1973 () noname
  2. 1976 -- † 1979 () noname
  3. 1978(M) Alexander
  4. 1982-03-08 -- † 1985-03-30 (M) Igal
  5. 1985-01-31(F) Lilly (Israela)
  6. 1991-01-06(F) Wered (Weked)
  7. 1993-10-23(M) Victor
  8. 1996-05-24(M) Teddy (Villi, Vermouth, Nat)
  9. 2000-05-01(F) Vivi
  10. 2002-08-18(M) Winner
  11. 2006-07-22(M) Pili
Phoebes pedigree:
P I II III

Phoebe

Sire:
Motek

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Dame:
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Dame:
Warda

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Document updated2008-12-28: Previous locations, EEP, SSP

2009-03-03: Text

2009-03-28: Birth of son

2009-11-27: Text

2010-10-18: Management
2018-03-01: link to EleWiki submitted
2018-08-16: pregnant
In May 1993, Charlie Gray imported the full sisters Phoebe and pregnant Lilly together from Ramat Gan, selling them to African Lion Safari the next day.

In November 1993 at six years of age, Phoebe miscarried a calf after being bred by her father.

Bred in June 2007 with the zoo's bull Coco, Phoebe had her third male calf in March 2009. During her pregnancy, she gained about 750 pounds.

2018: pregnant again, due in mid-to-late December: "The zoo said Phoebe was artificially inseminated with sperm from fellow zoo elephant Hank as well as a male from another zoo and had the opportunity to breed naturally with Hank. So officials indicated the father isn't known yet and will be determined after birth with a DNA test."

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