Samson an Asian elephant at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Samson
ID nr:   SSP Number: 514 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 22 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
ArrivalPortland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) 2018-04-10
from Albuquerque Biological Park
Albuquerque Biological Park 2003-11-19
from African Lion Safari
Born:* 1998-05-04 captive-born
in African Lion Safari
Parents: Calvin (Chanda) x Kitty (Mookee)
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 3 babies

  1. (M) 2013-08-05 Bowie, SSP nr: 758
  2. (F) 2013-10-02 Jazmine, SSP nr: 759
  3. (M) 2018-05-04 Thorn, SSP nr: 00
Siblings through the father Calvin (Chanda):
  1. 1998-07-30 -- † 1999-03-22 (F) Annie
  2. 1998-08-21 -- † 2002-08-08 (M) Amos
  3. 1998-11-29(M) Albert
  4. 1999-10-21(M) George
  5. 2001-04-29(M) Johnson
  6. 2001-11-25(M) Kandula
  7. 2003-02-02(F) Califa
  8. 2003-03-20(F) Farina
  9. 2005-10-28(M) Tarak
  10. 2008-05-06(M) Shanti
  11. 2011-03-11 -- † 2011-05-06 (M) Sethi
  12. 2011-04-12(F) Rashmi
  13. 2014-02-04 -- † 2016-01-23 (F) Sumitra (OST Nr.3)
  14. 2017-07-08(M) Chandru
Siblings through the mother Kitty (Mookee):
  1. 1993-05-02(M) Nikolai
  2. 2001-04-29(M) Johnson
  3. 2006-04-23(F) Emily
Samsons pedigree:
P I II III

Samson

Sire:
Calvin (Chanda)

Sire:
Bandara
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Kamala
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Kitty (Mookee)

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Document updated2009-11-27: SSP, Management, Text
2018-04-11: link to EleWiki submitted
2018-04-12: transferred to Portland Oregon Zoo
In November 2003, African Lion Safari sold two five year old male elephants, Albert and Samson, to the Rio Grande Zoo.

Daizy, making history in September 2009 as the first calf born at the Rio Grande Zoo, was the result of artificial insemination with sperm from three donors. Albert and Samson from the Rio Grande Zoo in addition to Sneezy from the Tulsa Zoo. Following a DNA test from collected blood samples, Albert was determined to be the father.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Samson, an Asian at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1760. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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