Raja
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
St Louis Zoo in United States

♂ Raja
Raja. St Louis Zoo 05/2008. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Raja. St Louis Zoo 05/2008. Photo: © Ryan Easley

Identification

SSP nr339

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 29 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1992-12-27 captive-born
Birth place: in St Louis Zoo

Parents: Onyx (Big Mac) x ♀ Pearl
Offspring
Total: 7 babies

1. Born 2005-11-19
(dead † 2005-11-19)
stillborn fetus still in utero SSP id: 636

2. Born 2006-08-02 Maliha SSP id: 642

3. Born 2007-02-25 Jade SSP id: 646

4. Born 2010-07-08
(dead † 2010-07-08)
miscarriage SSP id: 707

5. Born 2011-06-24
(dead † 2018-02-24)
Kenzi SSP id: 737

6. Born 2013-04-26 Priya SSP id: 749

7. Born 2020-07-06
(dead † 2020-08-02)
Avi SSP id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:St Louis Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1992-12-27St Louis Zoo
Record history
History of updates2008-12-18: Management RE

2009-03-02: Text, Image RE

2009-12-26: Text RE

2011-09-13: Link RE
2018-04-24: link to EleWiki submitted

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

Location


Raja is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the St Louis Zoo, in United States.

Raja arrived in 1992-12-27 to the St Louis Zoo, Raja lives together with 8 other elephants at the St Louis Zoo:

  1. Donna born 1971
  2. Ellie born 1971
  3. Jade born 2007-02-25
  4. Maliha born 2006-08-02
  5. Pearl born 1971
  6. Priya born 2013-04-26
  7. Rani born 1996-07-05
  8. Sri born 1980


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Offspring


Total: 7 babies

  1. (F) 2005-11-19 -- † 2005-11-19 stillborn fetus still in utero SSP id: 636
  2. (F) 2006-08-02 Maliha SSP id: 642
  3. (F) 2007-02-25 Jade SSP id: 646
  4. (F) 2010-07-08 -- † 2010-07-08 miscarriage SSP id: 707
  5. (F) 2011-06-24 -- † 2018-02-24 Kenzi SSP id: 737
  6. (F) 2013-04-26 Priya SSP id: 749
  7. (M) 2020-07-06 -- † 2020-08-02 Avi SSP id: 00

Origin


Raja was born captive-born 1992-12-27 at St Louis Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Raja are: ♂ Onyx (Big Mac) (father) and ♀ Pearl (mother).

Siblings through the father Onyx (Big Mac):

  1. 1985-06-12 -- † 1985-06-12 (F) noname
  2. 1990-10-11(F) Shanti
  3. 1991-07-26 -- † 1993-02-28 (F) Maiya (Kate)
  4. 1992-09-07 -- † 1992-09-07 (M) stillborn
  5. 1995-02-02(F) Asha
  6. 1996-07-02(F) Chandra
  7. 1997-09-06 -- † 1997-09-06 (M) stillborn
  8. 1998-05-17 -- † 2000-11-29 (M) Kala
  9. 1999-11-28 -- † 2002-06-07 (M) Haji
  10. 2000-04-12 -- † 2000-04-12 (M) Pete
  11. 2000-11-03 -- † 2007-06-08 (F) Hansa

Pedigree


Rajas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Raja

Sire (f):
Onyx (Big Mac)

Born: 1962

Sire ff:


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Dame ffm:
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Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Pearl

Born: 1971

Sire mf:


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Comments / pictures

Article and Image: "St. Louis Zoo - Kinzi" at ShowMe Elephants, 07/08/2011
Article and Image: "The Father's Photographs - St. Louis Zoo" at ShowMe Elephants, 09/13/2011

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Raja, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at St Louis Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 November 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=618. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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