Thai (Thailand) an Asian elephant at Houston Zoo



♂ Thai (Thailand)
Thai. Houston Zoo 10/2009. Photo: © Susan Hoss
Thai. Houston Zoo 10/2009. Photo: © Susan Hoss

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 55 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 6507SSP Number: (126)
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1965 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1967
Offspring
Total: 20 babies

1. Born stillborn SSP id: 329

2. Born 1983-04-21
(dead † 1983-05-17)
Shani SSP id: 143

3. Born 1984-02-01
(dead † 1988-08-26)
Bopper (Beau Thai) SSP id: 128

4. Born 1984-12-18
(dead † 1984-12-18)
stillborn SSP id: 373

5. Born 1987-12-31
(dead † 1998-08-30)
Kiba SSP id: 277

6. Born 1988-12-07
(dead † 1991-09-02)
Pearl SSP id: 301

7. Born 1991-07-17
(dead † 2004-09-05)
Kimba SSP id: 311

8. Born 1991-10-25
(dead † 1991-10-25)
stillborn SSP id: 329

9. Born 1993-07-27
(dead † 1993-07-27)
stillborn SSP id: 374

10. Born 1993-12-29
(dead † 2000-01-01)
Singgah SSP id: 352

11. Born 1995-07-28
(dead † 1995-07-28)
stillborn SSP id: 388

12. Born 2003-12-28
(dead † 2003-12-29)
none SSP id: 550

13. Born 2004-08-17
(dead † 2005-04-15)
Bella SSP id: 552

14. Born 2006-10-01
(dead † 2008-11-09)
Mac SSP id: 645

15. Born 2010-05-04 Baylor SSP id: 671

16. Born 2010-10-03 Tupelo SSP id: 735

17. Born 2014-02-08 Duncan SSP id: 760

18. Born 2014-06-30
(dead † 2014-06-30)
fetus (twin) SSP id: 761

19. Born 2014-06-30
(dead † 2014-06-30)
fetus (twin) SSP id: 762

20. Born 2018-06-17 Tilly SSP id: 00
Locations
Present / last location:Houston Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival

1980-06-12Houston Zoo
from Morgan Berry

Document updated2009-01-21: EEP number
2010-01-19: Image, Text
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Description

Location


Thai (Thailand) is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Houston Zoo, in United States.

Thai (Thailand) arrived in Houston Zoo 1980-06-12, relocated from Morgan Berry, in United States.

In Houston Zoo, Thai (Thailand) lives together with 10 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Methai (Me Thai) born 1969
  2. ,
  3. Tess born 1981
  4. ,
  5. Shanti born 1990-10-11
  6. ,
  7. Tucker born 2005-05-12
  8. ,
  9. Baylor born 2010-05-04
  10. ,
  11. Tupelo born 2010-10-03
  12. ,
  13. Duncan born 2014-02-08
  14. ,
  15. Joy born 2017-07-12
  16. ,
  17. Tilly born 2018-06-17
  18. ,
  19. Nelson born 2020-05-12
  20. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 20 babies

  1. (F) stillborn SSP id: 329
  2. (F) 1983-04-21 -- † 1983-05-17 Shani SSP id: 143
  3. (M) 1984-02-01 -- † 1988-08-26 Bopper (Beau Thai) SSP id: 128
  4. (F) 1984-12-18 -- † 1984-12-18 stillborn SSP id: 373
  5. (M) 1987-12-31 -- † 1998-08-30 Kiba SSP id: 277
  6. (F) 1988-12-07 -- † 1991-09-02 Pearl SSP id: 301
  7. (F) 1991-07-17 -- † 2004-09-05 Kimba SSP id: 311
  8. (F) 1991-10-25 -- † 1991-10-25 stillborn SSP id: 329
  9. () 1993-07-27 -- † 1993-07-27 stillborn SSP id: 374
  10. (F) 1993-12-29 -- † 2000-01-01 Singgah SSP id: 352
  11. () 1995-07-28 -- † 1995-07-28 stillborn SSP id: 388
  12. (F) 2003-12-28 -- † 2003-12-29 none SSP id: 550
  13. (F) 2004-08-17 -- † 2005-04-15 Bella SSP id: 552
  14. (M) 2006-10-01 -- † 2008-11-09 Mac SSP id: 645
  15. (M) 2010-05-04 Baylor SSP id: 671
  16. (F) 2010-10-03 Tupelo SSP id: 735
  17. (M) 2014-02-08 Duncan SSP id: 760
  18. () 2014-06-30 -- † 2014-06-30 fetus (twin) SSP id: 761
  19. () 2014-06-30 -- † 2014-06-30 fetus (twin) SSP id: 762
  20. (F) 2018-06-17 Tilly SSP id: 00

Origin


Thai (Thailand) was born wild 1965, captured 1967 .


Comments / pictures

Thai is one of the most prolific breeding bulls in North America. However, though he has sired fourteen calves, five were stillborn and none of the remaining nine lived past the age of thirteen.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Thai (Thailand), an Asian at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=605. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA

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    Categories1965 births | Born in Thailand | Breeding bulls | 1967 captures | Elephants from Houston Zoo | United States | Asian elephants



    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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