Teak (Rajah) an Asian elephant at Morgan Berry


 ☨ ♂ Teak (Rajah)  

Identification

SSP nr53

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 12 years old

People killed:1
Origin
Born:* 1966-08-09 captive-born
Birth place: in Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Parents: Thonglaw x ♀ Pet
Death
Dead date: 1978-05-05
Death reason: euthanised: agressive
Locations
Present / last location:Morgan Berry, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1968-07-01Morgan Berry
from Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Document updated2010-09-23: 
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Description

† Teak (Rajah) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Morgan Berry, in United States, of euthanised in 1978-05-05. Official death reason described as agressive. (see detailed list).

Origin


Teak (Rajah) was born captive-born 1966-08-09 at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo).

Parentage


Parents of Teak (Rajah) are: ♂ Thonglaw (father) and ♀ Pet (mother).


Siblings through the father Thonglaw:

  1. 1962-04-14 -- † 2017-02-09 (M) Packy
  2. 1962-10-02 -- † 1996-02-13 (F) Me-Tu
  3. 1963-09-15 -- † 1977 (M) Dino
  4. 1963-09-24 -- † 2020-02-15 (F) Hanako
  5. 1965-12-03(F) Cora (Noel)
  6. 1968-09-29 -- † 1968-10-04 (F) Droopy
  7. 1970-03-25 -- † 1970-03-25 (F) stillborn or killed?
  8. 1970-04-26 -- † 2004-07-21 (F) Tina
  9. 1970-05-13(F) Judy
  10. 1972-07-19 -- † 1983 (M) McClane (Gabriel)
  11. 1973-01-09 -- † 1976 (M) Stretch (Tuskanini)
  12. 1973-06-17 -- † 1995-08-28 (M) Stoney
  13. 1973-08-04 -- † 1973-08-07 (M) noname
  14. 1973-10-31 -- † 1986-10-26 (F) Emma (M&M)

Siblings through the mother Pet:

  1. 1963-09-15 - † 1977 (M) Dino
  2. 1970-05-13(F) Judy
  3. 1973-06-17 - † 1995-08-28 (M) Stoney
  4. 1982-12-26(F) Sung-Surin (Shine)
  5. 1991-10-06 - † 1991-10-07 (M) none

Pedigree


Teak (Rajah)s pedigree:
P I II III

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Thonglaw

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Pet

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Comments / pictures

Teak killed Morgan Berrys partner, Eloise Berchtold, on Friday, May 5, 1978, during a performance at Gatini Circus in Rock Forest, Quebec, Canada.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Teak (Rajah), an Asian elephant at Morgan Berry in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=742. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley

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