Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Shani at Houston Zoo

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Shani  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nr143

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Origin
Born:* 1983-04-21 captive-born
Birth place: in Houston Zoo

Parents: Thai (Thailand) x ♀ Indu
Death
Dead: 1983-05-17
Death reason: disease: anorexia, bottle feed formula intolerance
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Houston Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1983-04-21Houston Zoo
Record history
History of updates2010-12-30: Name, Cause of death, Text RE
2011-11-14: changed cause of death

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† Shani is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1983-05-17 at Houston Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as anorexia, bottle feed formula intolerance.

Origin


Shani was born captive-born 1983-04-21 at Houston Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Shani are: ♂ Thai (Thailand) (father) and ♀ Indu (mother).

Siblings through the father Thai (Thailand):

  1. (F) stillborn
  2. 1984-02-01 -- † 1988-08-26 (M) Bopper (Beau Thai)
  3. 1984-12-18 -- † 1984-12-18 (F) stillborn
  4. 1987-12-31 -- † 1998-08-30 (M) Kiba
  5. 1988-12-07 -- † 1991-09-02 (F) Pearl
  6. 1991-07-17 -- † 2004-09-05 (F) Kimba
  7. 1991-10-25 -- † 1991-10-25 (F) stillborn
  8. 1993-07-27 -- † 1993-07-27 () stillborn
  9. 1993-12-29 -- † 2000-01-01 (F) Singgah
  10. 1995-07-28 -- † 1995-07-28 () stillborn
  11. 2003-12-28 -- † 2003-12-29 (F) none
  12. 2004-08-17 -- † 2005-04-15 (F) Bella
  13. 2006-10-01 -- † 2008-11-09 (M) Mac
  14. 2010-05-04(M) Baylor
  15. 2010-10-03(F) Tupelo
  16. 2014-02-08(M) Duncan
  17. 2014-06-30 -- † 2014-06-30 () fetus (twin)
  18. 2014-06-30 -- † 2014-06-30 () fetus (twin)
  19. 2018-06-17(F) Tilly
  20. 2021-05-16(M) Teddy

Siblings through the mother Indu:

  1. (F) stillborn
  2. 1984-12-18 - † 1984-12-18 (F) stillborn
  3. 1988-12-07 - † 1991-09-02 (F) Pearl
  4. 1991-10-25 - † 1991-10-25 (F) stillborn
  5. 1993-07-27 - † 1993-07-27 () stillborn
  6. 1995-07-28 - † 1995-07-28 () stillborn

Pedigree


Shanis ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Shani

Sire (f):
Thai (Thailand)

Born: 1965

Sire ff:


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Dame ffm:
Dame fm:


Born:
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Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Indu

Born: 1965

Sire mf:


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Dame mm:


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Comments / pictures

Shani was 26 days old when she died.

She was born after a lengthy, anterior presentation, labor. Attacked by the mother and he had a swollen tongue and abscessed jaw. Attempts was made to bottle feed him, but formula intolerance (complicated by GI mucosa that was compromised by hypoxia during delivery) finally resulted in his death.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Shani, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1141. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant: The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71
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