Karha an Asian elephant at Chester Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Karha  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 2 years old
Id number
Origin
Born:* 1995-12-19 captive-born
Birth place: in Chester Zoo

Parents: Chang x ♀ Thi Ha Way
Death
Dead date: 1997-05-25
Death reason: unknown:
Locations
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival
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Chester Zoo

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Description

† Karha is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom, of from unknown reasons in 1997-05-25. (see detailed list).

Origin


Karha was born captive-born 1995-12-19 at Chester Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Karha are: ♂ Chang (father) and ♀ Thi Ha Way (mother).


Siblings through the father Chang:

  1. -- † 2012 () stillborn fetus still in utero
  2. 1993-09-09 -- † 1993-09-09 (F) killed
  3. 1997-12-31 -- † 2018-09-07 (F) Sithami
  4. 1998-04-25 -- † 1998-04-25 (M) stillborn
  5. 1998-08-06(F) Tara
  6. 1998-08-27(F) Karishma
  7. 2000-07-18(M) Po Chin
  8. 2000-10-07(M) Assam
  9. 2004-03-05 -- † 2004-03-05 (F) stillborn
  10. 2004-10-10 -- † 2017-10-30 (M) Tunga
  11. 2008-05-04 -- † 2015-11-30 (F) Jade
  12. 2009-05-00 -- † 2009-05-00 (F) miscarriage
  13. 2010-11-01 -- † 2010-11-01 () stillborn
  14. 2014-03-19(M) Tom
  15. 2015-05-20 -- † 2015-05-20 (M) Baby Q
  16. 2015-06-16 -- † 2018-05-27 (F) Qiyo
  17. 2017-12-25(F) Suki
  18. 2018-01-13(F) Tun Kai
  19. 2018-04-11 -- † 2018-06-26 (M) Tarzen
  20. 2020-10-01(F) Mun

Siblings through the mother Thi Ha Way:

  1. 1993-09-09 - † 1993-09-09 (F) killed
  2. 1997-12-31 - † 2018-09-07 (F) Sithami
  3. 2000-10-07(M) Assam
  4. 2004-03-05 - † 2004-03-05 (F) stillborn
  5. 2006-11-12 - † 2009-07-23 (M) Raman
  6. 2011-01-22 - † 2013-06-03? (F) Jamilah Hi Way
  7. 2015-08-20 - † 2018-10-25 (F) Nandita
  8. 2018-05-17(M) Anjan Hi Way

Pedigree


Karhas pedigree:
P I II III

Karha

Sire:
Chang

Sire:
Chieng Mai
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Ida
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Thi Ha Way

Sire:
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Dame:
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Comments / pictures

Karha was handreared.

On the morning of 19.12.95 parturition started and the veterinary personnel were alerted at 4.40 a.m. Due to the speed of the parturition, the keeping staff had no time in which to safely chain and rope Thai , as per the protocol during the 'false' parturition signs of 2.10.95. Birth of a full term, female calf, "Karha" occurred at 4.56 a.m. Thai yet again became extremely aggressive towards her calf, but fortunately the calf was retrieved by the keeping staff after Thai had kicked it with her hind feet, causing it to slide under the bars into the adjacent pen, where the staff pulled it to safety. Due to Thai's persistent, aggressive behaviour, it was deemed impossible to reintroduce the calf back to her. The long and dedicated round the clock process of hand-rearing by the keeping staff was about to begin.
Derek G Lyon, BVSC MRCVS, Chester Zoo



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Karha, an Asian at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1600. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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