Ranchipur an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at San Diego Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Ranchipur at San Diego Zoo

Ranchipur. San Diego Wild Animal Park 12/2007. Photo: � Amanda Pippin
☨ Ranchipur
ID Number:   SSP Number: 218 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 50 years old
Dead date: 2016-08-23
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:San Diego Zoo
ArrivalSan Diego Zoo 2009-04-25
from San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)
San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park) 1981-05-06
from Morgan Berry
Born:* 1966 wild
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 5 babies

  1. (F) 1989-07-12 -- † 1989-07-12 stillborn, SSP nr: 303
  2. (F) 1989-11-20 -- † 1989-11-20 stillborn, SSP nr: 316
  3. (M) 1990-06-13 -- † 1991-03-24 Omar, SSP nr: 306
  4. (M) 1991-09-27 -- † 1991-09-27 stillborn, SSP nr: 358
  5. (F) 1992-11-08 Rozie (Rozana), SSP nr: 337
Document updated2008-12-29: Image
2009-04-26:�Transfer, Text
2010-01-19:�Image
2016-08-28: dead
On May 23, the San Diego Zoo's new elephant exhibit is slated to open, the Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey.
"The elephants to be moved - a 43-year-old male named Ranchipur, a 54-year-old female named Cookie, a 44-year-old female called Mary, and a 42-year-old female named Cha Cha - have lived at the Wild Animal Park for decades. They will join the zoo's two Asian pachyderms and one African elephant in the new exhibit, called The Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey. In the works for several years, the $45 million exhibit covers 7.5 acres and will feature other animals, including lions and California condors. The elephant section covers just over 2.5 acres, which is about the size of the Wild Animal Park's Asian elephant enclosure."
The elephants were transported in iron crates on tractor trailers, and relocated into the exhibit by construction cranes in April 2009.
At 43 years of age, Ranchipur weiged 12,500 pounds and was known for his placid temperament.


Ranchipur. San DiegoZoo 11/2009. Photo: © Susan Hoss

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Ranchipur, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at San Diego Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3129. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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