Malti an Asian elephant at Calgary Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Malti  
Brent Van Hooft & Malti. Calgary Zoo 07/2008. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft
Brent Van Hooft & Malti. Calgary Zoo 07/2008. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft


Identification

SSP nr648

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Origin
Born:* 2007-08-09 captive-born
Birth place: in Calgary Zoo

Parents: Spike (Ganesha) x ♀ Maharani (Rani)
Death
Dead date: 2008-11-01
Death reason: disease: acute heart failure because of Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A)
Locations
Present / last location:Calgary Zoo, in Canada

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2007-08-09Calgary Zoo

Document updated2009-03-04: Text RE
2010-11-25: SSP RE
2018-12-07: herpes species EEHV1A
Random literature
Description

† Malti is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Calgary Zoo, in Canada, of disease in 2008-11-01. Official death reason described as acute heart failure because of Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV1A). (see detailed list).

Origin


Malti was born captive-born 2007-08-09 at Calgary Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Malti are: ♂ Spike (Ganesha) (father) and ♀ Maharani (Rani) (mother).


Siblings through the father Spike (Ganesha):

  1. 2004-11-16 -- † 2004-12-07 (F) Keemaya
  2. 2012-10-24 -- † 2012-10-24 (M) miscarriage (twin)
  3. 2012-10-24 -- † 2012-10-24 () miscarriage (twin)

Siblings through the mother Maharani (Rani):

  1. 2004-11-16 - † 2004-12-07 (F) Keemaya
  2. 2012-10-24 - † 2012-10-24 (M) miscarriage (twin)

Pedigree


Maltis pedigree:
P I II III

Malti

Sire:
Spike (Ganesha)

Sire:
Dahlip (Dalip)
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Seetna
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Maharani (Rani)

Sire:
Bandara
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Kamala
Sire:
Dame:


Comments / pictures

When 308 pound Malti was born at the Calgary Zoo, she was the second calf for her 17 year old mother Maharani and 26 years old father Spike. She was a full F2 generation, meaning both of her parents were born in captivity. The first calf born to the pair was rejected at birth and died 3 weeks later of infections. Malti, a Hindi name, means moonlight, to be brilliant, or small fragrant flower. At eleven months old she weighed in at 849 pounds. In late October 2008, the 14 month old calf was diagnosed with the Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes virus. She died six days later. At the time of Maltis death only four elephants were known to have experienced symptoms of the disease and recovered.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Malti, an Asian elephant at Calgary Zoo in Canada. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3236. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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