Maharani (Rani) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Maharani (Rani) at Smithsonian National Zoological Park

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Maharani (Rani)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 307 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 30 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park
ArrivalSmithsonian National Zoological Park 2014-05-22
from Calgary Zoo
Born:* 1990-07-14 captive-born
in Calgary Zoo
Parents: Bandara x Kamala
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 2004-11-16 -- † 2004-12-07 Keemaya, SSP nr: 554
  2. (F) 2007-08-09 -- † 2008-11-01 Malti, SSP nr: 648
  3. (M) 2012-10-24 -- † 2012-10-24 miscarriage (twin), SSP nr: 745
Siblings through the father Bandara:
  1. 1986-08-11 -- † 2015-10-22 (M) Calvin (Chanda)
Siblings through the mother Kamala:
  1. 1986-08-11 -- † 2015-10-22 (M) Calvin (Chanda)
Maharani (Rani)s pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2009-03-04: Text, Image RE

2012-04-09: Pregnant, Link RE

2012-12-04: not pregnant

2014-05-22: transfer
2018-04-20: link to EleWiki submitted
Article at ShowMe Elephants: "Bulls of Zoo Miami," 02/04/2011

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.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Maharani (Rani), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=430. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Brent Van Hooft, Elephant Keeper Calgary Zoo

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