Chuck
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Denver Zoo in United States

♂ Chuck

Identification

SSP nr653

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 13 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2008-07-15 captive-born
Birth place: in African Lion Safari
Birth weight 106.82 kgs, 235.00 lbs

Parents: Rex (Bimbo, Barney) x ♀ Mali
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Denver Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2018-10-08Denver Zoo
from African Lion Safari

African Lion Safari
from Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)

2011-11-08Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
from African Lion Safari

Record history
History of updates2008-12-19: Text RE
2010-11-20: SSP, Birth weight RE
2011-11-10: transferred Syracuse
2018-10-08: transferred Denver

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Location


Chuck is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Denver Zoo, in United States.

Chuck arrived in 2018-10-08 to the Denver Zoo, relocated from the African Lion Safari, in Canada.

Chuck lives together with 4 other elephants at the Denver Zoo:
  1. Billy (Budi) born 2008-02-17
  2. Bodhi born 2004-04-16
  3. Groucho born 1971
  4. Jake born 2009-11-02


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Origin


Chuck was born captive-born 2008-07-15 at African Lion Safari.

Parentage


Parents of Chuck are: ♂ Rex (Bimbo, Barney) (father) and ♀ Mali (mother).

Siblings through the father Rex (Bimbo, Barney):

  1. 2005-11-04(F) Opal
  2. 2006-04-13 -- † 2006-04-13 (M) Logan
  3. 2006-04-23(F) Emily
  4. 2009-11-02(M) Jake
  5. 2014-12-22(F) Achara
  6. 2018-10-09(F) Kai

Siblings through the mother Mali:

  1. 2015-05-12 - † 2020-12-11 (M) Batu
  2. 2019-01-15 - † 2020-12-08 (M) Ajay

Pedigree


Chucks ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Chuck

Sire (f):
Rex (Bimbo, Barney)

Born: 1968

Sire ff:


Born:
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:


Born:
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Mali

Born: 1997-02-28

Sire mf:
Indy (Butch)

Born: 1971
Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:
Targa

Born: 1983-11-23
Sire mmf:
Vance (Matt)
Dame mmm:
Birka


Comments / pictures

Chuck, the first 3rd generation birth in North America, was named after Chuck Doyle, the director of the Syracuse zoo and a longtime elephant handler who was instrumental in the success of the Rosamond Gifford breeding program.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Chuck, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Denver Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3938. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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