Tess an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Houston Zoo

Tess
ID Number:   SSP Number: 288 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Houston Zoo
ArrivalHouston Zoo 2008-09-12
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 2001-06-13
from Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo 2001-05-19
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 1998-04-01
from African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari 1995-02-12
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 1993-12-29
from Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo 1990-01-14
from Melaka Zoo (Malacca Zoo)
Born:* 1981 wild Malaysia
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1998-07-30 -- † 1999-03-22 Annie, SSP nr: 510
  2. (M) 2005-05-12 Tucker, SSP nr: 632
  3. (F) 2010-10-03 Tupelo, SSP nr: 735
  4. () 2014-06-30 -- † 2014-06-30 fetus (twin), SSP nr: 761
  5. () 2014-06-30 -- † 2014-06-30 fetus (twin), SSP nr: 762
  6. (F) 2018-06-17 Tilly, SSP nr: 00
Document updated2010-02-09: Pregnant, Text RE
2014-06-11: pregnant
2018-05-11: reported pregnant
2018-07-01: not pregnant
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

Koehl, D., (2020). Tess, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1756. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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