Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Keemaya at Calgary Zoo


 ☨ ♀ Keemaya  

Identification

SSP nr554

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, 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
Present / last location:Calgary Zoo, in Canada

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2004-11-16Calgary Zoo

Document updated2011-03-02: SSP RE
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Description

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

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:
Spike (Ganesha)

Born: 1981-07-02

Sire:
Dahlip (Dalip)

Born: 1966?
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Seetna

Born: 1966-07-10
Dead: 1996-05-22
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Maharani (Rani)

Born: 1990-07-14
Dead: 1996-05-22

Sire:
Bandara

Born: 1975-05-25
Dead: 1991-11-25
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Kamala

Born: 1975-09-00
Dead: 1991-11-25
Sire:
Dame:


Comments / pictures

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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Keemaya, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Calgary Zoo in Canada. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=431. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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