Hank an Asian elephant at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


♂ Hank
Hank. Riddle
Hank. Riddle's Elephant Sanctuary 08/2004. Photo: © Ryan Easley

Alternative name:Rajah, Samuel R I, Sammy, Curley

Identification

SSP nr276

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 33 years old
Body weight: 7090.91 kg, 15600.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1988-01-16 captive-born
Birth place: in Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)

Parents: Vance (Matt) x ♀ Mala (Lalea)
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2003-02-01
(dead † 2003-02-01)
stillborn SSP id: 545
Locations
Present / last location:Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2011-12-08Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary 1996-05-24
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 1993-09-21
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale) 1993-05-26
from Bronx Zoo
Bronx Zoo 1989-06-14
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)

Document updated2008-12-28: Management RE
2009-03-02: Image RE
2010-11-12: weight
2011-12-10: relocated
2011-12-10: Name, Link RE
2012-01-21: 15,600 pounds
2018-09-28: alt names
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Description

Location


Hank is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, in United States.

Hank arrived Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 2011-12-08, relocated from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States.

In Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Hank lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Beco born 2009-03-27
  2. ,
  3. Connie born 1973
  4. ,
  5. Phoebe born 1987-05-15
  6. ,
  7. Rudy born 2002-01-29
  8. ,
  9. Sundara born 2008-11-09
  10. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 2003-02-01 -- † 2003-02-01 stillborn SSP id: 545

Origin


Hank was born captive-born 1988-01-16 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa).

Parentage


Parents of Hank are: ♂ Vance (Matt) (father) and ♀ Mala (Lalea) (mother).


Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):

  1. 1983-09-09(M) Big Boy
  2. 1983-11-23(F) Targa
  3. 1984-02-02(M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  4. 1985-11-24(M) Luke (Sabu)
  5. 1987-01-22(M) Bo (Joe, Kalanan)
  6. 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 (M) Ceasar
  7. 1987-10-10 -- † 2009-05-15 (M) Ned (Indy, India)
  8. 1988-12-30(F) Angel
  9. 1989-07-21 -- † 1989-07-21 (M) stillborn
  10. 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 (M) stillborn
  11. 1990-04-13(F) Karnaudi
  12. 1991-01-06 -- † 1999-04-21 (F) Belle
  13. 1991-12-19 -- † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  14. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  15. 1992-04-17 -- † 2006-01--31 (F) Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II)
  16. 1992-05-25(M) Tommy (Mickey)
  17. 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 (F) stillborn
  18. 1994-08-19 -- † 1998 (M) Kenny (Kenneth)
  19. 1994-10-29(F) Bonnie
  20. 1995-02-03 -- † 1999-07-26 (M) Benjamin
  21. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  22. 1996-01-01(F) Kelly Ann

Siblings through the mother Mala (Lalea):

  1. 1984-02-02(M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  2. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  3. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  4. 2001-11-18(M) Gunther
  5. 2005-04-21(F) Aree

Pedigree


Hanks pedigree:
P I II III

Hank

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Vance (Matt)

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Mala (Lalea)

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Comments / pictures

Article and Image at ShowMe Elephants: "Photographs from the Son - Hank," 12/10/2011



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Hank, an Asian elephant at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1709. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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