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

♀ Maharani (Rani)
Rani. Calgary Zoo 03/2009. Photo: � Brent Van Hooft
Rani. Calgary Zoo 03/2009. Photo: � Brent Van Hooft


Identification

SSP nr307

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 31 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1990-07-14 captive-born
Birth place: in Calgary Zoo

Parents: Bandara x ♀ Kamala
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2004-11-16
(dead † 2004-12-07)
Keemaya SSP id: 554

2. Born 2007-08-09
(dead † 2008-11-01)
Malti SSP id: 648

3. Born 2012-10-24
(dead † 2012-10-24)
miscarriage (twin) SSP id: 745
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States

Date of arrival

2014-05-22Smithsonian National Zoological Park
from Calgary Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-03-04: 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

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

Location


Maharani (Rani) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States.

Maharani (Rani) arrived Smithsonian National Zoological Park 2014-05-22, relocated from Calgary Zoo, in Canada.

In Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Maharani (Rani) lives together with 4 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Bozie born 1975
  2. ,   
  3. Kamala born 1975-09-00
  4. ,   
  5. Spike (Ganesha) born 1981-07-02
  6. ,   
  7. Swarna born 1975
  8. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

    Offspring


    1. (F) 2004-11-16 -- † 2004-12-07 Keemaya SSP id: 554
    2. (F) 2007-08-09 -- † 2008-11-01 Malti SSP id: 648
    3. (M) 2012-10-24 -- † 2012-10-24 miscarriage (twin) SSP id: 745

    Origin


    Maharani (Rani) was born captive-born 1990-07-14 at Calgary Zoo.

    Parentage


    Parents of Maharani (Rani) are: ♂ Bandara (father) and ♀ Kamala (mother).

    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)

    Pedigree


    Maharani (Rani)s ancestral Pedigree:
    P I II III

    Maharani (Rani)

    Sire (f):
    Bandara

    Born: 1975-05-25
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    Born: 1975-09-00
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Comments / pictures

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

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Maharani (Rani), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=430. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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