Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Endangered Ark Foundation in United States

♀ Alta
Alta. Endangered Ark Foundation. Photo: © Vincent Manero
Alta. Endangered Ark Foundation. Photo: © Vincent Manero
Alternative name: Maharani Indiri, Indi


SSP nr738


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 60 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1964-07-11 wild
Birth place: in Karnataka unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Endangered Ark Foundation, in United States

Date of arrival

Endangered Ark Foundation
from Carson and Barnes Circus

1974-00-00Carson and Barnes Circus
from Ontario Zoological Park

1964-10-15Ontario Zoological Park
from Mysore Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-01-29: Previous locations, Text
2009-04-12: Text, Image
2016-01-05: SSP nr
2023-08-28: Source
2023-08-28: Born in Karnataka

Latest document update2023-08-28 18:55:05
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Alta is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Endangered Ark Foundation, in United States.

Alta arrived to the Endangered Ark Foundation unknown date, relocated from the Carson and Barnes Circus, in United States.


Alta lives together with 15 other elephants at the Endangered Ark Foundation:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♂ Cameron Lee born 2020-08-02
  2. 2. ♀ Delrita born 1970
  3. 3. ♀ Dori Marie born 2015-07-28
  4. 4. ♀ Libby
  5. 5. ♀ Lilly born 1967
  6. 6. ♀ Lisa
  7. 7. ♀ Margaret born 1969
  8. 8. ♂ Obert born 2003-08-20
  9. 9. ♀ Rosie born 1969
  10. 10. ♀ Suzy
  11. 11. ♂ Tommy (Mickey) born 1992-05-25
  12. 12. ♀ Traci born 1970
  13. 13. ♀ Val born 2007-04-27
  14. 14. ♀ Whimpy born 1970
  15. 15. ♀ Zola born 1965


Alta was born wild 1964-07-11 at Karnataka unspecified location.

Comments / pictures

Upon her transfer to the Carson & Barnes Circus, Indi's name was changed to Alta. Her Mother was caught in the Mysore Roundup, India.

Isa, Lilly, Alta, Viola, and Margaret were babies about mid chest high when I took them to Mexico City in 1975 for Atayde Bros Circus. //Wade Burck
The Circus No-Spin Zone, Carson and Barnes Elephants, 01/28/2009

Records about Alta from SSPNorth American Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Alta:

738 F 11-Jul-64 WILD WILD MYSORE 11-Jul-64 INDI Birth AKA Indiri?
WASAGA B 15-Oct-64 INDI Transfer
HUGO ~ 1974 ALTA Transfer

Source: SSP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Alta, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Endangered Ark Foundation in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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