Asha an Asian elephant at Dublin Zoo


♀ Asha
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 13 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 200705
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2007-05-07 captive-born
Birth place: in Dublin Zoo
Birth weight 80.00 kgs, 176.00 lbs

Parents: Alexander x ♀ Bernhardine (Bernhardini)
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2016-09-19 Zinda EEP id: 201607
Locations
Present / last location:Dublin Zoo, in Ireland

Date of Arrival

2007-05-07Dublin Zoo

Document updated2013-12-02: pregnant
2016-01-04: eep nr
2018-05-04: not pregnant
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Asha is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Dublin Zoo, in Ireland.

Asha arrived in Dublin Zoo 2007-05-07,

In Dublin Zoo, Asha lives together with 8 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Bernhardine (Bernhardini) born 1984-06-16
  2. ,
  3. Yasmin born 1990-11-25
  4. ,
  5. Anak born 2003-07-26
  6. ,
  7. Samiya born 2014-09-17
  8. ,
  9. Zinda born 2016-09-19
  10. ,
  11. Avani born 2017-03-19
  12. ,
  13. Kabir born 2017-05-15
  14. ,
  15. Sanjay born 2018-02-10
  16. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (F) 2016-09-19 Zinda EEP id: 201607

Origin


Asha was born captive-born 2007-05-07 in Dublin Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Asha are: ♂ Alexander (father) and ♀ Bernhardine (Bernhardini) (mother).


Siblings through the father Alexander:

  1. 1994-12-11(F) Piccolo (Piccolina)
  2. 1999-01-11 -- † 1999-01-12 (M) Willi
  3. 2000-11-28(F) Bangka
  4. 2002-01-20 -- † 2002-12-20 (M) Senang
  5. 2003-05-13(F) Trong Nhi
  6. 2003-07-26(F) Anak
  7. 2004-02-21(M) Sibu
  8. 2005-08-02(F) Yindee
  9. 2007-12-28 -- † 2007-12-28 (F) unborn
  10. 2008-02-17(M) Billy (Budi)
  11. 2009-02-10 -- † 2013-12-17 (F) Tonya
  12. 2009-05-17(F) Kai Mook (Kai-Mook)
  13. 2009-11-10(F) Kina
  14. 2012-11-01(M) Kyan
  15. 2015-01-07 -- † 2015-01-07 () stillborn

Siblings through the mother Bernhardine (Bernhardini):

  1. 1999-01-11 - † 1999-01-12 (M) Willi
  2. 2002-01-20 - † 2002-12-20 (M) Senang
  3. 2014-09-17(F) Samiya
  4. 2017-03-19(F) Avani

Pedigree


Ashas pedigree:
P I II III

Asha

Sire:
Alexander

Sire:
Motek
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Warda
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Bernhardine (Bernhardini)

Sire:
Ramon
Sire:
Moti (Mohti)
Dame:
Mapalay
Dame:
Irma
Sire:
Chieng Mai
Dame:
Buag Hah (Pang Yang)


Comments / pictures

"Early on the morning of Monday, 7th May, Bernhardine, one of our Asian elephants gave birth to a healthy female calf.

The birth took place in total darkness and was carefully monitored by the keepers via special CCTV cameras fitted with infared lights.

At 2.30am, a large swelling had appeared, inticating that the calf had moved into the birth canal. At 2.39am the calf emerged. Two minutes after the birth the calf could be seen moving and eight minutes after the birth the baby elephant stood upright. At 2.49am, the baby elephant took its first steps, much to the delight of zookeepers.

It was a comepletely natural birth, without any complications. We could observe the other elephants, Yasmin and Anak, offering their support to Bernhardine and taking great interest in the calf. We are all so delighted with the birth of our healthy baby elephant and there is a real buzz of excitement in the zoo as a result of the birth.

You will be able to see Bernhadineand her calf, and other elephants, Yasmin and Anak in early June when their purpose built Asian Elephant habitat, The Kazaringa Forest Trail is unveiled, and the calf is strong and healthy."

Leo Ooosterweghel, Director of Dublin Zoo

2007-09-05 The elephant baby was named Asha, a name suggested by Mrs Clare Creegan, from Raheny in north Dublin



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Asha, an Asian at Dublin Zoo in Ireland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2816. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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