Kandula is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Oklahoma City Zoo, in United States.
Kandula arrived in 2015-10-00 to the Oklahoma City Zoo, relocated from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States.
Kandula was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2001-11-25 at Smithsonian National Zoological Park.
Sire (f):Calvin (Chanda)Born: 1986-08-11
Dame m:ShanthiBorn: 1976
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.
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