Im so sorry...
Due to a forced upgrade to PHP 7.2 and mysqli from Web hotel provider, the site is unfortunately not accessable. Im trying to solve the problem within the next 24 hours...


Shani at Houston Zoo

Im so sorry...
Due to a forced upgrade to PHP 7.2 and mysqli from Web hotel provider, the site is unfortunately not accessable. Im trying to solve the problem within the next 24 hours...

† Shani
ID Number:   SSP Number: 143 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 724 Notice: A non well formed numeric value encountered in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 724 < 1 Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 777 Notice: Undefined variable: age in /customers/6/2/a/elephant.se/httpd.www/database2.php on line 809 years old
Dead date: 1983-05-17
Death reason: disease: anorexia, bottle feed formula intolerance
Location:Houston Zoo
ArrivedHouston Zoo 1983-04-21
(Todo: problem fetching history (php7,2 upgrade))
Born:1983-04-21 captive-born in
Houston Zoo
Parents: Thai (Thailand) x Indu
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
Document updated2010-12-30: Name, Cause of death, Text RE
2011-11-14: changed cause of death
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.

Sources, among others

Internal relevant links

Search more on the web for Shani

54.146.206.127Home Guestbook Recent changes-updates Glossary - Encyclopedia Frequently asked questions Elephant Facts & Trivia Evolution Extinct:Proboscidea Species Anatomy Diseases People Care Footcare Training Breeding Database Location database Shiva Organizations Literature F Posters Webrings Contact Selected links News