Onyx (Big Mac) an Asian elephant at Dickerson Park Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Onyx (Big Mac)  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 40 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (104)
Body height: 3.08 meter, 10.1 feet
Body weight: 5454.55 kg, 12000.00 lbs
Origin
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1964
Death
Dead date: 2002-05-22
Death reason: disease: intestinal rupture
Offspring
Total: 12 babies

1. Born 1985-06-12
(dead † 1985-06-12)
noname SSP id: 106

2. Born 1990-10-11 Shanti SSP id: 308

3. Born 1991-07-26
(dead † 1993-02-28)
Maiya (Kate) SSP id: 312

4. Born 1992-09-07
(dead † 1992-09-07)
stillborn SSP id: 334

5. Born 1992-12-27 Raja SSP id: 339

6. Born 1995-02-02 Asha SSP id: 365

7. Born 1996-07-02 Chandra SSP id: 385

8. Born 1997-09-06
(dead † 1997-09-06)
stillborn SSP id: 405

9. Born 1998-05-17
(dead † 2000-11-29)
Kala SSP id: 509

10. Born 1999-11-28
(dead † 2002-06-07)
Haji SSP id: 520

11. Born 2000-04-12
(dead † 2000-04-12)
Pete SSP id: 522

12. Born 2000-11-03
(dead † 2007-06-08)
Hansa SSP id: 528
Locations
Present / last location:Dickerson Park Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1980-09-26Dickerson Park Zoo
from ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon)
ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon) 1965-08-09
from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Document updated2009-01-23: Death
2009-11-27: Birth
2010-01-12: Text
2010-11-12: height and weight
Relevant literature
Description

† Onyx (Big Mac) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Dickerson Park Zoo, in United States, of disease in 2002-05-22. Official death reason described as intestinal rupture. (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 12 babies

  1. (F) 1985-06-12 -- † 1985-06-12 noname SSP id: 106
  2. (F) 1990-10-11 Shanti SSP id: 308
  3. (F) 1991-07-26 -- † 1993-02-28 Maiya (Kate) SSP id: 312
  4. (M) 1992-09-07 -- † 1992-09-07 stillborn SSP id: 334
  5. (M) 1992-12-27 Raja SSP id: 339
  6. (F) 1995-02-02 Asha SSP id: 365
  7. (F) 1996-07-02 Chandra SSP id: 385
  8. (M) 1997-09-06 -- † 1997-09-06 stillborn SSP id: 405
  9. (M) 1998-05-17 -- † 2000-11-29 Kala SSP id: 509
  10. (M) 1999-11-28 -- † 2002-06-07 Haji SSP id: 520
  11. (M) 2000-04-12 -- † 2000-04-12 Pete SSP id: 522
  12. (F) 2000-11-03 -- † 2007-06-08 Hansa SSP id: 528

Origin


Onyx (Big Mac) was born wild 1962, captured 1964 .


Comments / pictures

Onyx was born in the Assam Valley in northern India. Onyx, Tory and Dutchess, presented by Murray Hill, performed as a three act known as the "Mitie Mites." The combined weight of the group did not exceed one thousand pounds at one point.

In June 1984, Onyx was transported to the Fort Worth Zoo for several days.

In February 1982, Onyx weighed 7580 pounds.
In April 1983, Onyx measured 10'1" tall at the shoulder, a length of 128 inches, a girth of 183 inches, a skull width of 33.5 inches, a front foot circumference of 50 inches and back foot circumference of 46 inches.
In May 2002, Onyx weighed 12000 pounds.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Onyx (Big Mac), an Asian at Dickerson Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=623. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA

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