Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Phoebe at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


♀ Phoebe

Identification

EEP nr8707
SSP nr353

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 34 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1987-05-15 captive-born
Birth place: in Ramat Gan Zoo

Parents: Motek x ♀ Warda
Offspring
Total: 6 babies

1. Born 1993-11-16
(dead † 1993-11-16)
miscarriage SSP id: 355

2. Born 1999-10-21 George SSP id: 518

3. Born 2004-04-16 Bodhi SSP id: 551

4. Born 2009-03-27 Beco SSP id: 657

5. Born 2018-12-06
(dead † 2018-12-26)
Ellie SSP id: 00

6. Born 2021-06-17 Unnamed SSP id: 00
Locations
Present / last location:Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2002-01-29Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
from African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari 1993-06-01
from Charlie Gray
Charlie Gray 1993-05-31
from Ramat Gan Zoo

Document updated2008-12-28: Previous locations, EEP, SSP

2009-03-03: Text

2009-03-28: Birth of son

2009-11-27: Text

2010-10-18: Management
2018-03-01: link to EleWiki submitted
2018-08-16: pregnant
2018-12-06: not pregnant
2021-03-03: pregnant
2021-06-18: Updated as not pregnant
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Description

Location


Phoebe is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, in United States.

Phoebe arrived Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 2002-01-29, relocated from African Lion Safari, in Canada.

In Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Phoebe lives together with 6 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Beco born 2009-03-27
  2. ,
  3. Connie born 1973
  4. ,
  5. Hank born 1988-01-16
  6. ,
  7. Rudy born 2002-01-29
  8. ,
  9. Sundara born 2008-11-09
  10. ,
  11. Unnamed born 2021-06-17
  12. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (F) 1993-11-16 -- † 1993-11-16 miscarriage SSP id: 355
  2. (M) 1999-10-21 George SSP id: 518
  3. (M) 2004-04-16 Bodhi SSP id: 551
  4. (M) 2009-03-27 Beco SSP id: 657
  5. (F) 2018-12-06 -- † 2018-12-26 Ellie SSP id: 00
  6. (M) 2021-06-17 Unnamed SSP id: 00

Origin


Phoebe was born captive-born 1987-05-15 at Ramat Gan Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Phoebe are: ♂ Motek (father) and ♀ Warda (mother).


Siblings through the father Motek:

  1. 1973 -- † 1973 () noname
  2. 1976 -- † 1979 () noname
  3. 1978(M) Alexander
  4. 1982-03-08 -- † 1985-03-30 (M) Igal
  5. 1985-01-31(F) Lilly (Israela)
  6. 1990 -- † 1990 (F) miscarriage
  7. 1991-01-06(F) Wered (Weked)
  8. 1993-10-23(M) Victor
  9. 1993-11-16 -- † 1993-11-16 (F) miscarriage
  10. 1994-08-19(M) Ngam
  11. 1996-05-24(M) Teddy (Villi, Vermouth, Nat)
  12. 2000-04-09 -- † 2000-05-07 (F) Victoria
  13. 2000-05-01(F) Vivi
  14. 2002-08-18(M) Winner
  15. 2006-03-11(F) La Belle
  16. 2006-07-22(M) Pili
  17. 2013-08-02(F) Latangi
  18. 2013-10-02(F) Lalana
  19. 2020-03-18(M) Philo

Siblings through the mother Warda:

  1. 1973 - † 1973 () noname
  2. 1976 - † 1979 () noname
  3. 1978(M) Alexander
  4. 1982-03-08 - † 1985-03-30 (M) Igal
  5. 1985-01-31(F) Lilly (Israela)
  6. 1991-01-06(F) Wered (Weked)
  7. 1993-10-23(M) Victor
  8. 1996-05-24(M) Teddy (Villi, Vermouth, Nat)
  9. 2000-05-01(F) Vivi
  10. 2002-08-18(M) Winner
  11. 2006-07-22(M) Pili

Pedigree


Phoebes ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Phoebe

Sire:
Motek

Born: 1960

Sire:


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Dame:
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Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Warda

Born: 1958

Sire:


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Dame:
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Comments / pictures

In May 1993, Charlie Gray imported the full sisters Phoebe and pregnant Lilly together from Ramat Gan, selling them to African Lion Safari the next day.

In November 1993 at six years of age, Phoebe miscarried a calf after being bred by her father.

Bred in June 2007 with the zoo's bull Coco, Phoebe had her third male calf in March 2009. During her pregnancy, she gained about 750 pounds.

2018: pregnant again, due in mid-to-late December: "The zoo said Phoebe was artificially inseminated with sperm from fellow zoo elephant Hank as well as a male from another zoo and had the opportunity to breed naturally with Hank. So officials indicated the father isn't known yet and will be determined after birth with a DNA test."

2021-03-03: pregnant again, Phoebe is in the third trimester of her pregnancy and will likely give birth to her calf in mid-to late June.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Phoebe, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 July 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1724. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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