Shani an Asian elephant at Houston Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Shani  

Identification

SSP nr143

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Origin
Born:* 1983-04-21 captive-born
Birth place: in Houston Zoo

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

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1983-04-21Houston Zoo

Document updated2010-12-30: 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 at Houston Zoo, in United States, of disease in 1983-05-17. Official death reason described as anorexia, bottle feed formula intolerance. (see detailed list).

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

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 pedigree:
P I II III

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Thai (Thailand)

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Indu

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Shani, an Asian elephant at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 April 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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