Ellie at St Louis Zoo

Ellie
ID Number:   SSP Number: 130 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 47 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:St Louis Zoo
ArrivedSt Louis Zoo 2001-07-15
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens 1995-09-11
from Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) 1994-06-18
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens 1976-02-13
from Paramounts Kings Dominion
Paramounts Kings Dominion 1974-03-17
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Stockbridge
Born:1971 wild Thailand
Capture: 1971,
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1996-07-05 Rani, SSP nr: 386
  2. (F) 2006-08-02 Maliha, SSP nr: 642
  3. () 2010-07-08 -- † 2010-07-08 aborted, SSP nr: 707
  4. (F) 2013-04-26 Priya, SSP nr: 749
Document updated2010-01-04: Text
2010-03-27: pregnant
2010-07-09: not pregnant
2012-08-02: pregnant
2013-04-27: not pregnant, baby born
In March 1974, Paramounts King Dominion received two Asian elephants, Hugo and Ellie. The male and female were sold to the Jacksonville Zoo twenty three months later. Hugo died in September 1978, whereas Ellie, other than a successful fifteen month breeding loan to Syracuse, would remain in Jacksonville until being sold to the St. Louis Zoo in July 2001 with her daughter Rani.

2012-08-01: Pregnant; Ellie is due to deliver in the spring of 2013.

2013-04-26: a female Asian elephant was born to 42-year-old Ellie and 20-year-old Raja around 11 p.m. on Friday, April 26.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Saint-Louis-Zoo-Announces-a-Pregnant-Elephant--164605976.html
  • Ryan Easley, ShowMe Elephants.
  • http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/stlouiscitycounty/story/C89CC4A53C03DE2C862576E70056479D?OpenDocument

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