Ambika an Asian elephant at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Female ♀ Asian  Ambika at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Ambika. National Zoo 06/2009. Photo: © Ryan Easley
☨ Ambika
ID nr:   SSP Number: 166 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 72 years old
Dead date: 2020-03-27
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park
ArrivalSmithsonian 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
2020-03-29 death report
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 list

Koehl, D., (2020). Ambika, an Asian at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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