Kandula at Oklahoma City Zoo

Male Asian elephant Kandula at Oklahoma City Zoo

Kandula. National Zoo 06/2009. Photo: � Ryan Easley
Kandula
ID Number:   SSP Number: 538 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 16 years
Management:Protected contact
Location:Oklahoma City Zoo
ArrivedOklahoma City Zoo 2015-10-00
from Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Smithsonian National Zoological Park 2001-11-25
from
Born:2001-11-25 captive-born through
artificial insemination in
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 147.00 kgs, 323.40 lbs
Parents: Calvin (Chanda) x Shanthi
Siblings through the father Calvin (Chanda):
  1. 1998-05-04(M) Samson
  2. 1998-07-30 -- † 1999-03-22 (F) Annie
  3. 1998-08-21 -- † 2002-08-08 (M) Amos
  4. 1998-11-29(M) Albert
  5. 1999-10-21(M) George
  6. 2001-04-29(M) Johnson
  7. 2003-02-02(F) Califa
  8. 2003-03-20(F) Farina
  9. 2005-10-28(M) Tarak
  10. 2008-05-06(M) Shanti
  11. 2011-03-11 -- † 2011-05-06 (M) Sethi
  12. 2011-04-12(F) Rashmi
  13. 2014-02-04 -- † 2016-01-23 (F) Sumitra (OST Nr.3)
Siblings through the mother Shanthi:
  1. 1993-12-14 -- † 1995-04-26 (F) Kumari
Kandulas pedigree:
P I II III

Kandula

Sire:
Calvin (Chanda)

Sire:
Bandara
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Dame:
Dame:
Kamala
Sire:
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Dame:
Shanthi

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Document updated2009-01-29:�birth through AI
2010-01-28:�Management, Image, Text
2016-02-02: transfer
In November 2001, the 320 pound newborn calf of the Smithsonian National Zoo was only the second Asian elephant in the world to be born through Artificial Insemination, following the birth of Haji two years previous at the Dickerson Park Zoo in November 1999. He was the fifth elephant in the world conceived via the method. Kandula's one hundred percent Sri Lankan heritage would leave him visibly tuskless, as less than ten percent of those males grow long tusks.

In 2010, at eight years old Kandula measured 7.5 feet tall at the shoulder and weighed 5400 pounds.

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