Targa an Asian elephant at Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)

Targa
ID nr:   SSP Number: 258 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 37 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
ArrivalSyracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) 2011-11-09
from African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari 2006-05-09
from Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) 1990-08-11
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
Born:* 1983-11-23 captive-born
in Roman Schmitt Busch Garden
Parents: Vance (Matt) x Birka
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 1997-02-28 Mali, SSP nr: 424
  2. (F) 2001-05-06 -- † 2001-05-06 stillborn, SSP nr: 536
  3. (M) 2005-07-31 -- † 2005-08-04 Kedar, SSP nr: 635
Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):
  1. 1983-09-09(M) Roman
  2. 1984-02-02(M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  3. 1985-11-24(M) Luke (Sabu)
  4. 1987-01-22(M) Bo (Joe, Kalanan)
  5. 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 (M) Ceasar
  6. 1987-10-10 -- † 2009-05-15 (M) Ned (Indy, India)
  7. 1988-01-16(M) Hank
  8. 1988-12-30(F) Angel
  9. 1989-07-21 -- † 1989-07-21 (M) stillborn
  10. 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 (M) stillborn
  11. 1990-04-13(F) Karnaudi
  12. 1991-01-06 -- † 1999-04-21 (F) Belle
  13. 1991-12-19 -- † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  14. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  15. 1992-04-17 -- † 2006-01--31 (F) Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II)
  16. 1992-05-25(M) Tommy (Mickey)
  17. 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 (F) stillborn
  18. 1994-08-19 -- † 1998 (M) Kenny (Kenneth)
  19. 1994-10-29(F) Bonnie
  20. 1995-02-03 -- † 1999-07-26 (M) Benjamin
  21. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  22. 1996-01-01(F) Kelly Ann
Siblings through the mother Birka:
  1. 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 (M) stillborn
  2. 1992-05-25(M) Tommy (Mickey)
Targas pedigree:
P I II III

Targa

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Vance (Matt)

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Birka

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Document updated2009-11-25: Previous locations, SSP
2011-11-10: transfered

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Targa, an Asian at Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=782. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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