Rani an Asian elephant at St Louis Zoo


♀ Rani


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 25 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (386)
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1996-07-05 captive-born
Birth place: in Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Parents: Indy (Butch) x ♀ Ellie
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

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

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

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

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2001-07-15St Louis Zoo
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Document updated2010-01-26: Pregnant, Text RE

2011-07-08: Birth of calf RE
2018-11-05: link to EleWiki submitted
2020-06-17: Rani pregnant for the third time
2020-07-08: mother again, not pregnant
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Rani is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in St Louis Zoo, in United States.

Rani arrived in St Louis Zoo 2001-07-15, relocated from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, in United States.

In St Louis Zoo, Rani lives together with 8 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Donna born 1971
  2. ,
  3. Ellie born 1971
  4. ,
  5. Jade born 2007-02-25
  6. ,
  7. Maliha born 2006-08-02
  8. ,
  9. Pearl born 1971
  10. ,
  11. Priya born 2013-04-26
  12. ,
  13. Raja born 1992-12-27
  14. ,
  15. Sri born 1980
  16. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (F) 2007-02-25 Jade SSP id: 646
  2. (F) 2011-06-24 -- † 2018-02-24 Kenzi SSP id: 737
  3. (M) 2020-07-06 -- † 2020-08-02 Avi SSP id: 00

Origin


Rani was born captive-born 1996-07-05 at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

Parentage


Parents of Rani are: ♂ Indy (Butch) (father) and ♀ Ellie (mother).


Siblings through the father Indy (Butch):

  1. 1990-05-12 -- † 1990-05-12 (M) stillborn
  2. 1991-07-10(M) Emmett (Tundi)
  3. 1993-12-14 -- † 1995-04-26 (F) Kumari
  4. 1995-06-20(F) Kirina
  5. 1997-02-28(F) Mali
  6. 2000-02-10 -- † 2003-04-12 (F) Preya
  7. 2001-05-06 -- † 2001-05-06 (F) stillborn
  8. 2005-07-31 -- † 2005-08-04 (M) Kedar
  9. 2006-06-08 -- † 2006-06-08 (F) stillborn

Siblings through the mother Ellie:

  1. 2006-08-02(F) Maliha
  2. 2010-07-08 - † 2010-07-08 (F) miscarriage
  3. 2013-04-26(F) Priya

Pedigree


Ranis pedigree:
P I II III

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Indy (Butch)

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Ellie

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In February 2007, eleven year old Rani gave birth to her first calf, Jade. A first time mother, she did not accept the newborn, leading to the the calf being handraised by staff.

In January 2010, the St. Louis Zoo announced that Rani was pregant for a second time, bred naturally by the zoo's breeding bull Raja. She gave birth to the calf in summer 2011 and displayed protect mother instincts.

Article at ShowMe Elephants: "St. Louis Zoo - Kenzi"



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Rani, an Asian at St Louis Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=620. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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


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