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


♂ Samson
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 23 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (514)
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1998-05-04 captive-born
Birth place: in African Lion Safari

Parents: Calvin (Chanda) x ♀ Kitty (Mookee)
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2013-08-05 Bowie SSP id: 758

2. Born 2013-10-02 Jazmine SSP id: 759

3. Born 2018-05-04 Thorn SSP id: 00
Locations
Present / last location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2018-04-10Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
from Albuquerque Biological Park
Albuquerque Biological Park 2003-11-19
from African Lion Safari

Document updated2009-11-27: SSP, Management, Text
2018-04-11: link to EleWiki submitted
2018-04-12: transferred to Portland Oregon Zoo
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Description

Location


Samson is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States.

Samson arrived in Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) 2018-04-10, relocated from Albuquerque Biological Park, in United States.

In Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), Samson lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Chendra born 1993
  2. ,
  3. Rose-Tu (twin) born 1994-08-31
  4. ,
  5. Sam (Samudra) born 2008-08-23
  6. ,
  7. Sung-Surin (Shine) born 1982-12-26
  8. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 3 babies

  1. (M) 2013-08-05 Bowie SSP id: 758
  2. (F) 2013-10-02 Jazmine SSP id: 759
  3. (M) 2018-05-04 Thorn SSP id: 00

Origin


Samson was born captive-born 1998-05-04 at African Lion Safari.

Parentage


Parents of Samson are: ♂ Calvin (Chanda) (father) and ♀ Kitty (Mookee) (mother).


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

Pedigree


Samsons pedigree:
P I II III

Samson

Sire:
Calvin (Chanda)

Sire:
Bandara
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Kamala
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Kitty (Mookee)

Sire:
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Sire:
Dame:


Comments / pictures

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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Samson, an Asian at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1760. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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