Sundara
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Chester Zoo in United Kingdom

♀ Sundara

Identification

EEP nr200403

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 17 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2004-03-07 captive-born
Birth place: in Chester Zoo

Parents: Upali x ♀ Sithami
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2012-11-25
(dead † 2015-10-27)
Hari Hi Way EEP id: 201213

2. Born 2016-12-17 Indali Hi Way EEP id: 201611

3. Born 2020-02-26 Riva Hi Way EEP id: 202003
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

2004-03-07Chester Zoo
Record history
History of updates2011-06-25: corrected parentage, from Chang to Upali.
2012-11-25: source for the parentage correction

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Location


Sundara is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom.

Sundara arrived in 2004-03-07 to the Chester Zoo, Sundara lives together with 5 other elephants at the Chester Zoo:

  1. Anjan Hi Way born 2018-05-17
  2. Aung Bo born 2001-07-16
  3. Indali Hi Way born 2016-12-17
  4. Maya born 1966
  5. Riva Hi Way born 2020-02-26


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Offspring


  1. (M) 2012-11-25 -- † 2015-10-27 Hari Hi Way EEP id: 201213
  2. (F) 2016-12-17 Indali Hi Way EEP id: 201611
  3. (F) 2020-02-26 Riva Hi Way EEP id: 202003

Origin


Sundara was born captive-born 2004-03-07 at Chester Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Sundara are: ♂ Upali (father) and ♀ Sithami (mother).

Siblings through the father Upali:

  1. 2006-11-12 -- † 2009-07-23 (M) Raman
  2. 2010-07-18 -- † 2013-07-29 (M) Nayan Hi Way
  3. 2011-01-22 -- † 2013-06-03? (F) Jamilah Hi Way
  4. 2012-11-25 -- † 2015-10-27 (M) Hari Hi Way
  5. 2013-01-21 -- † 2015-09-14 (F) Bala Hi Way
  6. 2014-07-17(M) Kavi
  7. 2014-08-19(M) Ashoka
  8. 2014-09-17(F) Samiya
  9. 2016-09-19(F) Zinda
  10. 2017-03-19(F) Avani
  11. 2017-05-15(M) Kabir
  12. 2018-02-10(M) Sanjay
  13. 2021-06-16(M) Petit Jack

Siblings through the mother Sithami:

  1. 2010-07-18 - † 2013-07-29 (M) Nayan Hi Way
  2. 2013-01-21 - † 2015-09-14 (F) Bala Hi Way
  3. 2017-01-18 - † 2018-10-25 (M) Aayu Hi Way

Pedigree


Sundaras ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Sundara

Sire (f):
Upali

Born: 1994-11-14

Sire ff:
Maxi

Born: 1969
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:
Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali)

Born: 1975-07-01
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Sithami

Born: 1997-12-31

Sire mf:
Chang

Born: 1981-11-10
Sire mff:
Chieng Mai
Dame mfm:
Ida
Dame mm:
Thi Ha Way

Born: 1982
Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:


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Since there was always doubts about Sundara's parentage (Chang and Upali were potential fathers), DNA tests were done to have certainty of who is she offspring from. The tests revealed that Upali is her dad and not Chang:


Potential fathers), DNA tests were done to have certainty of who is she offspring from. The tests revealed that Upali is her dad and not Chang. So another item for you to update.Eveline De Wolf, 2011-06-25
Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sundara, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1585. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Eveline De Wolf, Chester Zoo.
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