Keemaya
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Calgary Zoo in Canada

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Keemaya  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nr554

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Origin
Born:* 2004-11-16 captive-born
Birth place: in Calgary Zoo

Parents: Spike (Ganesha) x ♀ Maharani (Rani)
Death
Dead: 2004-12-07
Death reason: disease: infection and weakness, rejected by its mother
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Calgary Zoo, in Canada

Date of arrival

2004-11-16Calgary Zoo
Record history
History of updates2011-03-02: SSP RE

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

† Keemaya is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2004-12-07 at Calgary Zoo, in Canada, . Official death reason described as infection and weakness, rejected by its mother.

Origin


Keemaya was born captive-born 2004-11-16 at Calgary Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Keemaya are: ♂ Spike (Ganesha) (father) and ♀ Maharani (Rani) (mother).

Siblings through the father Spike (Ganesha):

  1. 2007-08-09 -- † 2008-11-01 (F) Malti
  2. 2012-10-24 -- † 2012-10-24 (M) miscarriage (twin)
  3. 2012-10-24 -- † 2012-10-24 () miscarriage (twin)

Siblings through the mother Maharani (Rani):

  1. 2007-08-09 - † 2008-11-01 (F) Malti
  2. 2012-10-24 - † 2012-10-24 (M) miscarriage (twin)

Pedigree


Keemayas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Keemaya

Sire (f):
Spike (Ganesha)

Born: 1981-07-02

Sire ff:
Dahlip

Born: 1966?
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:
Seetna

Born: 1966-07-10
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Maharani (Rani)

Born: 1990-07-14

Sire mf:
Bandara

Born: 1975-05-25
Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:
Kamala

Born: 1975-09-00
Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:


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The elephant calf was rejected by its mother, a 14-year-old elephant named Maharani, shortly after its birth on Nov. 16. She developed an infection, and had also begun teething, which put added strain on her system. Unfortunately this calf died 07 Dec 2004.


Contradictory records:

The calf is listed as 'unnamed' in the North American Regional Studbook for the Asian Elephant.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Keemaya, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Calgary Zoo in Canada. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=431. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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