Kandula an Asian elephant at Oklahoma City Zoo



♂ Kandula
Kandula. National Zoo 06/2009. Photo: � Ryan Easley
Kandula. National Zoo 06/2009. Photo: � Ryan Easley

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 19 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (538)
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2001-11-25 captive-born
Birth place: through
artificial insemination in Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Birth weight 147.00 kgs, 323.40 lbs

Parents: Calvin (Chanda) x ♀ Shanthi
Locations
Present / last location:Oklahoma City Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival

2015-10-00Smithsonian National Zoological Park from Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Document updated2009-01-29:�birth through AI
2010-01-28:�Management, Image, Text
2016-02-02: transfer
Relevant literature
Description

Location


Kandula is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Oklahoma City Zoo, in United States.

Kandula arrived in Oklahoma City Zoo 2015-10-00, relocated from Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States.

In Oklahoma City Zoo, Kandula lives together with 6 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Bamboo born 1966-11-00
  2. ,
  3. Rex (Bimbo, Barney) born 1968
  4. ,
  5. Asha born 1995-02-02
  6. ,
  7. Chandra born 1996-07-02
  8. ,
  9. Achara born 2014-12-22
  10. ,
  11. Kai born 2018-10-09
  12. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Kandula was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2001-11-25 in Smithsonian National Zoological Park.

Parentage


Parents of Kandula are: ♂ Calvin (Chanda) (father) and ♀ Shanthi (mother).


Siblings through the father Calvin (Chanda):

  1. 1998-05-04(M) Samson
  2. 1998-07-30 -- † 1999-03-22 (F) Annie
  3. 1998-08-21 -- † 2002-08-08 (M) Amos
  4. 1998-11-29(M) Albert
  5. 1999-10-21(M) George
  6. 2001-04-29(M) Johnson
  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 Shanthi:

  1. 1993-12-14 - † 1995-04-26 (F) Kumari

Pedigree


Kandulas pedigree:
P I II III

Kandula

Sire:
Calvin (Chanda)

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

Dame:
Shanthi

Sire:
Sire:
Dame:
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Dame:


Comments / pictures

In November 2001, the 320 pound newborn calf of the Smithsonian National Zoo was only the second Asian elephant in the world to be born through Artificial Insemination, following the birth of Haji two years previous at the Dickerson Park Zoo in November 1999. He was the fifth elephant in the world conceived via the method. Kandula's one hundred percent Sri Lankan heritage would leave him visibly tuskless, as less than ten percent of those males grow long tusks.

In 2010, at eight years old Kandula measured 7.5 feet tall at the shoulder and weighed 5400 pounds.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Kandula, an Asian at Oklahoma City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=214. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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


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