Grand an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Tbilisi Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Grand at Tbilisi Zoo

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Grand
Alternative name:Elbrus
ID Number:EEP Number: 9503 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 25 years old
Management:unknown
Location:Tbilisi Zoo
ArrivalTbilisi Zoo 2014-06-14
from Erevan Zoo (Yerevan)
Erevan Zoo (Yerevan) 1999-11-10
from Moscow Zoo (Moskovskii Zoopark)
Born:* 1995-07-08 captive-born
in Moscow Zoo (Moskovskii Zoopark)
Parents: Pamir x Pipita (Pepita)
Siblings through the father Pamir:
  1. 2009-04-22(F) Pobeda
  2. 2017-05-25(M) Filimon
Siblings through the mother Pipita (Pepita):
  1. 2009-04-22(F) Pobeda
  2. 2017-05-25(M) Filimon
Grands pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2009-04-04: Status, Text

2014-06-16: transfer

2018-11-01: tusk operation
2018-11-01: link to EleWiki submitted
In 1999, the Moscow Zoo transferred Grand to Armenia as a gift to the Yerevan Zoo. In 2007, the Yerevan Zoo hosted a "wedding ceremony" for the arrival of Candy from Moscow's Animal Theatre. A new facility was built for the two elephants at this time as well. Attempts were made by the zoo for several years to bring a mate for the zoo's male elephant, but deaths of the intended transfers and animal rights protests prevented any transactions.

2014: arrived in Tbilisi from the Yerevan Zoo in 2014 with his tusks already damaged. The first operation was performed in 2014. The veterinarians were only able to remove one tusk at the time due to complications which arose during the surgery. The operation took 11 hours, and the elephant was unable to get back on its feet for a while after.
2018-10-31: Veterinarian surgeons from South Africa removed a tusk

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Grand, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Tbilisi Zoo in Georgia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=341. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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