Mohan (Gyro, Gyro-Moe) at Calgary Zoo

† Mohan (Gyro, Gyro-Moe)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 530 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 7 years old
Dead date: 1967-06-26
Death reason: killed: knocked into moat by elephant
Location:Calgary Zoo
ArrivedCalgary Zoo 1964-11-29
from Miami Rare Bird Farm (Alton Freeman)
Miami Rare Bird Farm (Alton Freeman) 1960-00-00
from Mudumalai National Park
Mudumalai National Park 1960-05-12
Born:1960-05-12 captive-born in
Mudumalai National Park India
Document updated2011-01-02:├»┬┐┬ŻNew elephant RE
2011-05-15:├»┬┐┬ŻBirth, Previous location RE
2016-01-05: SSP nr
In the book "Elephant - The Lady Boss" the author C. H. Basappanavar writes in the prologue at page XXIII:

"It was in the year 1964, while I was working as Assistant Comservator of Forests of Shimaoga, a baby elephant was required to be donated to Canada by the Indian Government. [....] as an appropiate gift to children of that country by late Jawaharlal Nehru, the then prime minister of India, during his forthcoming official visit.

From Wayne Jackson:
Mohan- Asian male
-Born May 12th, 1960
-Origin- Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, near Madras, India
-Gift from the Indian Government
-Arrived at Malton Airport on Oct. 1st, 1961
-Sold to the Calgary Zoo, Calgary, Alberta, Nov. 26th 1964
-Died in the spring of 1967 after being knocked into a moat by the female he was with

Sources, among others

  • Wayne Jackson
  • Brent Van Hooft (Calgary, AB)

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