Ambika at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Ambika at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Ambika. National Zoo 06/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley
ID Number:   SSP Number: 166 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 70 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park
ArrivedSmithsonian National Zoological Park 1961-04-14
Born:1948 wild India
Document updated2010-01-08: removed status sick
2010-01-31: Image, Text
2013-08-07: PC
Ambika came to the National Zoo in 1961 as a gift from the children of India.

Ambika have a cyst that caused some bleeding but is has been resolved for several years now.

In 2010, 62 year old Ambika weighed 7800 pounds.

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