Hank at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Hank at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Hank. Riddle's Elephant Sanctuary 08/2004. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Hank
Alternative name:Rajah, Samuel R I, Sammy, Curley
ID Number:   SSP Number: 276 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 30 years old
Body weight: 7090.91 kg, 15600.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Location:Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
ArrivedColumbus Zoo and Aquarium 2011-12-08
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary 1996-05-24
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 1993-09-21
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale) 1993-05-26
from Bronx Zoo
Bronx Zoo 1989-06-14
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
Born:1988-01-16 captive-born in
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
Parents: Vance (Matt) x Mala (Lalea)
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 2003-02-01 -- † 2003-02-01 stillborn, SSP nr: 545
Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):
  1. 1983-09-09(M) Roman
  2. 1983-11-23(F) Targa
  3. 1984-02-02(M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  4. 1985-11-24(M) Luke (Sabu)
  5. 1987-01-22(M) Bo (Joe, Kalanan)
  6. 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 (M) Ceasar
  7. 1987-10-10 -- † 2009-05-15 (M) Ned (Indy, India)
  8. 1988-12-30(F) Angel (Alice)
  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 Mala (Lalea):
  1. 1984-02-02(M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  2. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  3. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  4. 2001-11-18(M) Gunther
  5. 2005-04-21(F) Aree
Hanks pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2008-12-28: Management RE
2009-03-02: Image RE
2010-11-12: weight
2011-12-10: relocated
2011-12-10: Name, Link RE
2012-01-21: 15,600 pounds
2018-09-28: alt names
Article and Image at ShowMe Elephants: "Photographs from the Son - Hank," 12/10/2011

Sources, among others

  • http://bucklesw.blogspot.com/2012/01/from-john-goodall.html?showComment=1327110838077#c5287136929376985257
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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