Nelson an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Houston Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Nelson at Houston Zoo

Nelson
ID nr:   SSP Number: 00 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 0 years old
Management:unknown
Location:Houston Zoo
ArrivalHouston Zoo 2020-05-12
Born:* 2020-05-12 captive-born
in Houston Zoo United States
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 148.18 kgs, 326.00 lbs
Parents: x Shanti
Siblings through the mother Shanti:
  1. 2004-08-17 -- † 2005-04-15 (F) Bella
  2. 2006-10-01 -- † 2008-11-09 (M) Mac
  3. 2010-05-04(M) Baylor
  4. 2014-02-08(M) Duncan
  5. 2017-07-12(F) Joy
Nelsons pedigree:
P I II III

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Shanti

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Onyx (Big Mac)
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Bozie
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Document updated2020-05-15: birth report
29-year-old Asian elephant Shanti gave birth to a 326-pound male calf after a short labor. Immediately following his birth, the elephant team and veterinary staff saw that he was hemorrhaging severely from his umbilicus. Upon further investigation, they determined that he tore a vessel in his umbilical cord during birth. The team acted quickly to sedate the one-hour-old calf and get him into emergency surgery. The Houston Zoo veterinarians preformed the 30-minute procedure to find the torn vessel, stop the bleeding, and close the hole in the calf’s abdomen.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Nelson, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=8188. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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