Sam (Samudra) at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Male Asian elephant Sam (Samudra) at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Samudra. Oregon Zoo 06/2010. Photo: © Oregon Zoo on Facebook
Sam (Samudra)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 649 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 9 years
Management:Free contact
Location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
ArrivedPortland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) 2008-08-23
Born:2008-08-23 captive-born in
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 130.00 kgs, 286.00 lbs
Parents: Tusko (Sobik) x Rose-Tu (twin)
Siblings through the father Tusko (Sobik):
  1. 1993-05-02(M) Nikolai
  2. 1994-02-27(F) Natasha
  3. 2005-05-12(M) Tucker
  4. 2006-12-12 -- † 2010-06-22 (M) JP
  5. 2012-11-30(F) Lily
Siblings through the mother Rose-Tu (twin):
  1. 2012-11-30(F) Lily
Sam (Samudra)s pedigree:
P I II III

Sam (Samudra)

Sire:
Tusko (Sobik)

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Dame:
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Dame:
Rose-Tu (twin)

Sire:
Hugo
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Me-Tu
Sire:
Thonglaw
Dame:
Rosy
Document updated2009-04-22: Text RE
2010-11-20: SSP, Image RE
Samudra is the first third-generation elephant to be born in the United States.

“The votes are in, and the Oregon Zoos new baby elephant is named Samudra, or Sam for short. The calf loves his baths, so the name, which means "lord of the ocean," is fitting. More than 17,000 people voted among five names, and Samudra took 35 percent. Hugo-Tu was second."

Sam was the 28th elephant born at the Oregon Zoo, but the first for his 14 year old mother Rose Tu. 286 pounds at birth, the male had gained nearly 700 pounds and grown to four feet at the shoulder at eight months old.

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