Mohan (Gyro, Gyro-Moe) an Asian elephant at Calgary Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Mohan (Gyro, Gyro-Moe)  

Identification

SSP nr530

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 7 years old
Origin
Born:* 1960-05-12 unknown
Birth place: in Mudumalai National Park
Imported:1961?
Death
Dead date: 1967-06-26
Death reason: killed: knocked into moat by elephant
Locations
Present / last location:Calgary Zoo, in Canada

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1964-11-29Calgary Zoo
from Miami Rare Bird Farm (Alton Freeman)
Miami Rare Bird Farm (Alton Freeman) 1961-00-00
from India unspecified location

Document updated2011-01-02: New elephant RE
2011-05-15: Birth, Previous location RE
2016-01-05: SSP nr
Random literature
Description

† Mohan (Gyro, Gyro-Moe) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Calgary Zoo, in Canada, of killed in 1967-06-26. Official death reason described as knocked into moat by elephant. (see detailed list).

Origin


Mohan (Gyro, Gyro-Moe) was born unknown 1960-05-12 at Mudumalai National Park. and imported 1961?


Comments / pictures

Contradictory records:
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



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Mohan (Gyro, Gyro-Moe), an Asian elephant at Calgary Zoo in Canada. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=6333. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

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

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