Rama an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

☨ Rama
ID Number:   SSP Number: 71 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 32 years old
Status:sick
Dead date: 2015-03-30
Death reason: euthanised:
Location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
ArrivalPortland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) 1988-09-21
from Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium 1984-08-02
from Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Born:* 1983-04-01 captive-born
in Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Parents: Packy x Rosy
Siblings through the father Packy:
  1. 1975-05-10 -- † 1975-12-02 (M) noname
  2. 1976-02-17 -- † 1976-03-05 (F) noname
  3. 1978-03-15 -- † 1978-04-29 (F) Sumek (Myow)
  4. 1978-05-19 -- † 2016-01-17 (M) Mr. Ed (Khun Chorn, Khun-Chorn, K-C)
  5. 1979-10-05 -- † 1993-02-01 (M) Thongtrii
  6. 1982-12-26(F) Sung-Surin (Shine)
Siblings through the mother Rosy:
  1. 1962-10-02 -- † 1996-02-13 (F) Me-Tu
  2. 1965-12-03(F) Cora (Noel)
  3. 1970-04-26 -- † 2004-07-21 (F) Tina
  4. 1973-10-31 -- † 1986-10-26 (F) Emma (M&M)
  5. 1979-10-05 -- † 1993-02-01 (M) Thongtrii
Ramas pedigree:
P I II III

Rama

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Packy

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Thonglaw
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Dame:
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Belle
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Rosy

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Document updated2009-01-23: Management
2013-06-02:tested positive for TB
2015-12-30: death
2013-06-01: The male elephant tested positive for TB last week.
2015-03-30: On Monday, the Oregon Zoo euthanized a 31-year-old elephant named Rama. The zoo officials took this hard decision as Rama was in extreme pain due to an old leg injury.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Rama, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=459. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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