Targa
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) in United States

♀ Targa

Identification

SSP nr258

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1983-11-23 captive-born
Birth place: in Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Parents: Vance (Matt) x ♀ Birka
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1997-02-28 Mali SSP id: 424

2. Born 2001-05-06
(dead † 2001-05-06)
stillborn SSP id: 536

3. Born 2005-07-31
(dead † 2005-08-04)
Kedar SSP id: 635
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), in United States

Date of arrival

2011-11-09Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
from African Lion Safari

2006-05-09African Lion Safari
from Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)

1990-08-11Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
from Roman Schmitt Busch Garden

Record history
History of updates2009-11-25: Previous locations, SSP
2011-11-10: transfered

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Targa is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), in United States.

Targa arrived in 2011-11-09 to the Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo), relocated from the African Lion Safari, in Canada.

Targa lives together with 5 other elephants at the Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo):
  1. Doc born 1997-05-08
  2. Kirina born 1995-06-20
  3. Mali born 1997-02-28
  4. Romani born 1976
  5. Siri born 1967


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Offspring


  1. (F) 1997-02-28 Mali SSP id: 424
  2. (F) 2001-05-06 -- † 2001-05-06 stillborn SSP id: 536
  3. (M) 2005-07-31 -- † 2005-08-04 Kedar SSP id: 635

Origin


Targa was born captive-born 1983-11-23 at Roman Schmitt Busch Garden.

Parentage


Parents of Targa are: ♂ Vance (Matt) (father) and ♀ Birka (mother).

Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):

  1. 1983-09-09(M) Big Boy
  2. 1984-02-02(M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  3. 1985-11-24(M) Luke (Sabu)
  4. 1987-01-22(M) Bo
  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)

Pedigree


Targas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Targa

Sire (f):
Vance (Matt)

Born: 1963

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Dame m:
Birka

Born: 1967

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Targa, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=782. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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