Methai (Me Thai)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Houston Zoo in United States

♀ Methai (Me Thai)

Identification

SSP nr127

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Offspring
Total: 5 babies

1. Born 1984-02-01
(dead † 1988-08-26)
Bopper (Beau Thai) SSP id: 128

2. Born 1987-12-31
(dead † 1998-08-30)
Kiba SSP id: 277

3. Born 1991-07-17
(dead † 2004-09-05)
Kimba SSP id: 311

4. Born 1993-12-29
(dead † 2000-01-01)
Singgah SSP id: 352

5. Born 2003-12-28
(dead † 2003-12-29)
none SSP id: 550
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Houston Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1981-05-08Houston Zoo
from Morgan Berry

1978-00-00Morgan Berry
from Winston Wildlife Safari

1975-00-00Winston Wildlife Safari
from Morgan Berry

Record history
History of updates2018-12-07:

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

Location


Methai (Me Thai) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Houston Zoo, in United States.

Methai (Me Thai) arrived in 1981-05-08 to the Houston Zoo, relocated from the Morgan Berry, in United States.

Methai (Me Thai) lives together with 12 other elephants at the Houston Zoo:
  1. 6. ♂ Baylor born 2010-05-04
  2. 7. ♂ Duncan born 2014-02-08
  3. 8. ♀ Joy born 2017-07-12
  4. 9. ♂ Nelson born 2020-05-12
  5. 10. ♀ Shanti born 1990-10-11
  6. 11. ♂ Teddy born 2021-05-16
  7. 12. ♀ Tess born 1981
  8. 13. ♂ Thai (Thailand) born 1965
  9. 14. ♀ Tilly born 2018-06-17
  10. 15. ♂ Tucker born 2005-05-12
  11. 16. ♀ Tupelo born 2010-10-03
  12. 17. ♀ Winnie born 2021-03-10


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

Offspring


  1. (M) 1984-02-01 -- † 1988-08-26 Bopper (Beau Thai) SSP id: 128
  2. (M) 1987-12-31 -- † 1998-08-30 Kiba SSP id: 277
  3. (F) 1991-07-17 -- † 2004-09-05 Kimba SSP id: 311
  4. (F) 1993-12-29 -- † 2000-01-01 Singgah SSP id: 352
  5. (F) 2003-12-28 -- † 2003-12-29 none SSP id: 550

Origin


Methai (Me Thai) was born wild 1969.


Comments / pictures

Cured from Elephant herpes virus

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Methai (Me Thai), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1741. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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