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

 ☨ ♀ Ambika  
Ambika. National Zoo 06/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Ambika. National Zoo 06/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley


SSP nr166


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 72 years old
Born:* 1948 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2020-03-27
Death reason: euthanised:
Present / last location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1961-04-14Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Document updated2010-01-08: removed status sick
2010-01-31: Image, Text
2013-08-07: PC
2020-03-29 death report
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† Ambika is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States, from euthanised 2020-03-27. (see detailed list).


Ambika was born wild 1948.

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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.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Ambika, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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