Dohani
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Dohani  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nr517

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age
Origin
Born:* 2001-08-30 captive-born
Birth place: in Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park)

Parents: Smokey x ♀ Lisa
Death
Dead: 2001-09-02
Death reason: killed: He died from a blow to the chest from his mother's tusk. He suffered two broken ribs and a deep puncture to his chest
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park), in United States

Date of arrival

2001-08-30Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park)
Record history
History of updates2014-05-03

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Dohani is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2001-09-02 at Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park), in United States, . Official death reason described as He died from a blow to the chest from his mother's tusk. He suffered two broken ribs and a deep puncture to his chest.

Origin


Dohani was born captive-born 2001-08-30 at Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park).

Parentage


Parents of Dohani are: ♂ Smokey (father) and ♀ Lisa (mother).

Siblings through the father Smokey:

  1. 1995-11-03 -- † 1996-10-07 (M) Kijana
  2. 1995-11-21 -- † 1995-11-21 (M) Unnamed
  3. 1998-05-21 -- † 1998-05-21 (M) noname
  4. 1999-09-18 -- † 1999-09-18 (F) Unnamed

Siblings through the mother Lisa:

  1. 1995-11-03 - † 1996-10-07 (M) Kijana
  2. 1998-05-21 - † 1998-05-21 (M) noname

Pedigree


Dohanis ancestral Pedigree:
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Dohani

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Smokey

Born: 1973

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Lisa

Born: 1977

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Comments / pictures

The staff named the baby Dohani, Swahili for “smoke,” in honor of his father, Smokey, who lived at the Oakland Zoo until he died of chronic wasting disease earlier that year.

The northamerican studbook for african elephants list Dohani as dead 9th of September 2001. An online news article however, stated at September 5, 2001:

Dohani was found dead at 7:15 Sunday morning. He died from a blow to the chest from his mother's tusk. He suffered two broken ribs and a deep puncture to his chest, said Joel Parrott, executive director for the zoo.

(Sunday was 2nd of September 2001)

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Dohani, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2578. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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