Maharani (Rani) an Asian elephant 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
Present / last location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

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

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
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Description

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 in this database: (detailed list)

  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 detailed list).

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 pedigree:
P I II III

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Bandara

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Kamala

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Maharani (Rani), an Asian elephant at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=430. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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