Samson at Maryland Zoo

Samson
ID Number:   SSP Number: 561 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 10 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Maryland Zoo
ArrivedMaryland Zoo 2008-03-19
Born:2008-03-19 captive-born in
Maryland Zoo
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 132.00 kgs, 290.40 lbs
Parents: Willie x Lil Felix
Siblings through the father Willie:
  1. 2002-01-21(F) Batir (Skeeter)
  2. 2003-04-16(M) Max (Maximus)
  3. 2007-12-08 -- † 2017-12-11 (F) Miss Bets
Siblings through the mother Lil Felix:
  1. 2003-04-16(M) Max (Maximus)
Samsons pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2009-03-19:�Text RE
2009-03-24:�Text RE
2011-06-11:�SSP RE
2013-03-22: herpes
2013-07-09: Link RE
2013-03-22: Samson, the young male elephant who was diagnosed with a deadly virus at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore late last month, has continued to recover in recent days and has "turned a very positive corner" in his treatment, according to zoo officials. "His energy levels are very close to normal again, he´s much brighter and a lot of his symptoms have either gone away or are nearly gone," Michael McClure, general curator for the zoo´s animal department, said Thursday.

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