Tess
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Houston Zoo in United States

♀ Tess
Tupelo, right from her mother Tess
Tupelo, right from her mother Tess
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Identification

SSP nr288

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1981 wild
Birth place:
Offspring
Total: 7 babies

1. Born 1998-07-30
(dead † 1999-03-22)
Annie SSP id: 510

2. Born 2005-05-12 Tucker SSP id: 632

3. Born 2010-10-03 Tupelo SSP id: 735

4. Born 2014-06-30
(dead † 2014-06-30)
fetus (twin) SSP id: 761

5. Born 2014-06-30
(dead † 2014-06-30)
fetus (twin) SSP id: 762

6. Born 2018-06-17 Tilly SSP id: 00

7. Born 2021-05-16 Teddy SSP id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Houston Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2008-09-12Houston Zoo
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)

2001-06-13Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
from Denver Zoo

2001-05-19Denver Zoo
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)

1998-04-01Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
from African Lion Safari (Ontario)

1995-02-12African Lion Safari (Ontario)
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)

1993-12-29Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 1993-12-29
from Los Angeles Zoo

1990-01-14Los Angeles Zoo
from Melaka Zoo (Malacca Zoo)

Record history
History of updates2010-02-09: Pregnant, Text RE
2014-06-11: pregnant
2018-05-11: reported pregnant
2018-07-01: not pregnant
2021-02-11: pregnant
2021-06-23: Updated as not pregnant

Latest document update2021-06-23 20:29:13
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Biography

Location


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

Tess arrived in 2008-09-12 to the Houston Zoo, relocated from the Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson), in United States.

Tess lives together with 12 other elephants at the Houston Zoo:
  1. 8. ♂ Baylor born 2010-05-04
  2. 9. ♂ Duncan born 2014-02-08
  3. 10. ♀ Joy born 2017-07-12
  4. 11. ♀ Methai (Me Thai) born 1969
  5. 12. ♂ Nelson born 2020-05-12
  6. 13. ♀ Shanti born 1990-10-11
  7. 14. ♂ Teddy born 2021-05-16
  8. 15. ♂ Thai (Thailand) born 1965
  9. 16. ♀ Tilly born 2018-06-17
  10. 17. ♂ Tucker born 2005-05-12
  11. 18. ♀ Tupelo born 2010-10-03
  12. 19. ♀ Winnie born 2021-03-10

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Offspring


  1. (F) 1998-07-30 -- † 1999-03-22 Annie SSP id: 510
  2. (M) 2005-05-12 Tucker SSP id: 632
  3. (F) 2010-10-03 Tupelo SSP id: 735
  4. () 2014-06-30 -- † 2014-06-30 fetus (twin) SSP id: 761
  5. () 2014-06-30 -- † 2014-06-30 fetus (twin) SSP id: 762
  6. (F) 2018-06-17 Tilly SSP id: 00
  7. (M) 2021-05-16 Teddy SSP id: 00

Origin


Tess was born wild 1981.


Comments / pictures

2008: In September 2008, the Houston Zoo purchased Tess and her son Tucker from Have Trunk Will Travel in Calfornia.

2010: In February 2010, the Houston Zoo announced that two of its female elephants were pregnant. Shanti was due to give birth in the spring and Tess in the fall, both impregnated naturally by the zoo's breeding bull, Thai.

2018-05-11: Tess pregnant, due this summer

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tess, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1756. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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