Asha an Asian elephant at Oklahoma City Zoo
♀ Asha Identification SSP nr 365 Description Species: Asian elephant ( Elephas maximus) Sex and age: Female ♀ 26 years old Body weight: 3409.09
lbs Status: pregnant Management: Protected contact Origin Born: * 1995-02-02 captive-born Birth place: in Dickerson Park Zoo Gestation: 22 months Parents: ♂ Onyx (Big Mac) x ♀ Connie (Pinky) Offspring Total: 3 babies 1. Born 2011-04-15 (dead † 2015-10-01) ♀ Malee SSP id: 736 2. Born 2014-12-22 ♀ Achara SSP id: 764 3. Born 2018-10-09 ♀ Kai SSP id: 00 Locations Present / last location: Oklahoma City Zoo, in United States Date of Arrival (Presently sometimes errors!) 2010-10-18 Oklahoma City Zoo from Tulsa Zoo Tulsa Zoo 2008-06-12 from Oklahoma City Zoo Oklahoma City Zoo 1998-12-01 from Dickerson Park Zoo Document updated 2009-12-07: Pregnant RE
2009-12-12: Text RE
2010-10-18: transferred back to Okl.
2011-05-06: Birth of calf RE
2018-05-12: reported pregnant
2018-10-29: link to EleWiki submitted
2020-11-08: Removed deeplink to picture with HTTP code warning
2020-12-04: link to http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7559 Google map Random literature Description Location Asha is a living pregnant Female ♀ Asian elephant ( Elephas maximus), located at Oklahoma City Zoo, in United States.
Asha arrived Oklahoma City Zoo
2010-10-18, relocated from Tulsa Zoo, in United States. In Oklahoma City Zoo, Asha lives together with 6 other elephants with records in this database: ( detailed list) ♀ , Achara born 2014-12-22 ♀ , Bamboo born 1966-11-00 ♀ , Chandra born 1996-07-02 ♀ , Kai born 2018-10-09 ♂ , Kandula born 2001-11-25 ♂ , (see Rex (Bimbo, Barney) born 1968 detailed list). Offspring (F) 2011-04-15 -- † 2015-10-01 Malee SSP id: 736 (F) 2014-12-22 Achara SSP id: 764 (F) 2018-10-09 Kai SSP id: 00 Origin
Asha was born captive-born
1995-02-02, after a gestation period of 22 months, at Dickerson Park Zoo. Parentage
Parents of Asha are: ♂
Onyx (Big Mac) (father) and ♀ Connie (Pinky) (mother). Siblings through the father Onyx (Big Mac): 1985-06-12 -- † 1985-06-12 (F) noname 1990-10-11(F) Shanti 1991-07-26 -- † 1993-02-28 (F) Maiya (Kate) 1992-09-07 -- † 1992-09-07 (M) stillborn 1992-12-27(M) Raja 1996-07-02(F) Chandra 1997-09-06 -- † 1997-09-06 (M) stillborn 1998-05-17 -- † 2000-11-29 (M) Kala 1999-11-28 -- † 2002-06-07 (M) Haji 2000-04-12 -- † 2000-04-12 (M) Pete 2000-11-03 -- † 2007-06-08 (F) Hansa Siblings through the mother Connie (Pinky): 1985-06-12 - † 1985-06-12 (F) noname 1991-07-26 - † 1993-02-28 (F) Maiya (Kate) Pedigree
Onyx (Big Mac)
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In December 1998, half sisters Asha and Chandra were sold to the Oklahoma City Zoo. At their new home, they were both transitioned from Free to Protected Contact. In the summer of 2008, both cows were transferred across the state to the Tulsa Zoo on a breeding loan, slated to return by the end of 2010 upon the completion of a new Asia exhibit.
The new Asia exhibit was designed as an 11 acre, $23 million dollar project due to open in 2011. The elephant exhibit will be designed as though entering Thailand and giving the elephants up to six acres of grassland, as opposed to the previous quarter acre of concrete.
A year after arriving, Asha and Chandra were introduced together to Sneezy in the summer of 2009. After behavioral changes and high hormone levels in bloodwork, Asha was confirmed pregnant when a heartbeat was detected during an ultrasound in October. It was announced to the public in December.
2018-05: The new calf is due this fall after a 22-month gestation...The unborn calf’s father, 49-year-old Rex, arrived at the Zoo in 2011 from Canada’s African Lion Safari.
2020-08: The Zoo informed that Asha is pregnant again (according to Wikia) Asha on elephant-news.comElephant News: articles where Asha is mentioned on elephant-news.com
Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Asha, an Asian elephant at Oklahoma City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3261. ( archived at the Wayback machine) Sources used for this article is among others:
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Categories 1995 births | Breeding cows | Elephants from Oklahoma City Zoo | United States | Asian elephants
This document was updated: 2021-02-04 07:18:37