Doc
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) in United States

♂ Doc

Identification

SSP nr420

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 24 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1997-05-08 captive-born
Birth place: in Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

Parents: Charlie x ♀ Alana
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2009-01-19 Barack (Rocky) SSP id: 656

2. Born 2015-05-12
(dead † 2020-12-11)
Batu SSP id: 769? (unconfirmed)

3. Born 2019-01-15
(dead † 2020-12-08)
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Locations - owners
Present / last location:Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), in United States

Date of arrival

2012-11-15Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

2006-00-00Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation
from Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)

2004-00-00Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Blue Unit)
from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation

Record history
History of updates2009-03-20: Text
2012-02-28: bu
2012-11-20: transfer

Latest document update2020-11-05 23:34:34
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Biography

Location


Doc is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), in United States.

Doc arrived in 2012-11-15 to the Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), relocated from the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation, in United States.

Doc lives together with 5 other elephants at the Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo):
  1. Kirina born 1995-06-20
  2. Mali born 1997-02-28
  3. Romani born 1976
  4. Siri born 1967
  5. Targa born 1983-11-23


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Offspring


Total: 3 babies

  1. (M) 2009-01-19 Barack (Rocky) SSP id: 656
  2. (M) 2015-05-12 -- † 2020-12-11 Batu SSP id: 769? (unconfirmed)
  3. (M) 2019-01-15 -- † 2020-12-08 Ajay

Origin


Doc was born captive-born 1997-05-08 at Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation.

Parentage


Parents of Doc are: ♂ Charlie (father) and ♀ Alana (mother).

Siblings through the father Charlie:

  1. 1997-06-23(F) Angelica
  2. 1999-08-16(M) Ozzie (Osgood)
  3. 2001-04-16(F) Sara
  4. 2001-11-18(M) Gunther
  5. 2002-01-29(F) Rudy
  6. 2002-03-05(F) Asha
  7. 2002-05-21(M) P.T.
  8. 2005-02 -- † 2005-02 (F) stillborn
  9. 2005-04-21(F) Aree
  10. 2005-06-01(M) Irvin
  11. 2005-07-30 -- † 2005-08-09 (F) Bertha
  12. 2008-11-09(F) Sundara
  13. 2010-04-03(F) April

Siblings through the mother Alana:

  1. 1993-01-10(M) Romeo
  2. 2002-03-05(F) Asha
  3. 2005-06-01(M) Irvin
  4. 2010-04-03(F) April

Pedigree


Docs ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Doc

Sire (f):
Charlie

Born: 1973

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Dame m:
Alana

Born: 1976

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Comments / pictures

Doc was the second Asian elephant to suffer from symptoms of the Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes virus and successfully be treated.

We have several elephants here who have clearly shown they don't have an aptitude for it, so they're either in a breeding program or leading the life of Riley.'' Doc, over there, ``is a real friendly elephant, but he's very timid as well. . . . He likes the routines, but he seemingly doesn't like all the confusion around the circus. He was out on the road for about two months, and he just didn't like it. So we brought him back. //John Kirtland

Rudy and Asha left the Red Unit to the CEC on 04/04/2005.
Rudy and Angelica left the CEC to the Gold Unit 05/22/2005. They returned from the Gold Unit in Puerto Rico 12/22/2005.
Angelica, PT and Doc left the CEC to the Gold Unit in West Palm, Florida on 12/26/2005. They returned 01/01/2006, and left to the Gold Unit in Lakeland, Florida on 01/05/2006.
Gunther left the CEC to the Gold Unit in Dayton Beach, Florida on 01/20/2006.
Doc arrived to the CEC from the Gold Unit in Dayton Beach, Florida on 01/21/2006.
PT arrived to the CEC from the Gold Unit in Florence, South Carolina on 02/02/2006.
Angelica & Gunther arrived to the CEC from the Gold Unit 02/27/2006. They left the CEC to the Gold Unit 03/01/2006.
Doc left the CEC to the Gold Unit on 03/04/2006.
Angelica, Gunther & Doc arrived at the CEC from the Gold Unit on 03/05/2006.
Doc left the CEC to the Gold Unit on 03/08/2006.
Mysore arrived at the CEC from the Blue Unit 03/09/2006.
Angelica & Mysore left the CEC for the Gold Unit 03/16/2006.
Doc arrived at the CEC from the Gold Unit on 03/19/2006.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Doc, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2422. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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