Spike (Ganesha) at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)

Male Asian elephant Spike (Ganesha) at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)

Spike. Calgary Zoo 07/2008. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft
Spike (Ganesha)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 141 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 36 years
Management:Protected contact
Location:Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
ArrivedBusch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa) 2013-09-20
from Calgary Zoo
Calgary Zoo 1992-09-19
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) 1981-07-02
from
Born:1981-07-02 captive-born in
Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
Body height (m and feet): 3.51 meter, 11.5 feet
Body weight (kgs and pounds): 5681.82 kg, 12500.00 lbs
Parents: Dahlip (Dalip) x Seetna
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 4 babies

  1. (F) 2004-11-16 -- † 2004-12-07 Keemaya, SSP nr: 554
  2. (F) 2007-08-09 -- † 2008-11-01 Malti, SSP nr: 648
  3. (M) 2012-10-24 -- † 2012-10-24 miscarriage (twin), SSP nr: 745
  4. () 2012-10-24 -- † 2012-10-24 miscarriage (twin), SSP nr: 746
Siblings through the father Dahlip (Dalip):
  1. 1977-04-02 -- † 1977-04-19 (F) Rocky
  2. 1985-10-28 -- † 1985-10-30 (F) Pearl
  3. 1996-05-22 -- † 1996-05-22 (M) unborn
Siblings through the mother Seetna:
  1. 1977-04-02 -- † 1977-04-19 (F) Rocky
  2. 1985-10-28 -- † 1985-10-30 (F) Pearl
  3. 1996-05-22 -- † 1996-05-22 (M) unborn
Spike (Ganesha)s pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2009-03-04: Text, Image RE
2009-07-02: Text RE
2012-04-09: Link RE
2014-05-22: location
Article and Image at ShowMe Elephants: "Bulls of Zoo Miami," 02/04/2011

Spike was born at the Miami Metro Zoo, came to Calgary Zoo in 1992, right after hurricane ''Andrew'' devastated the Zoo there. He now weighs 12,500 lbs...11.5 ft at the shoulder. He is a wonderful big guy to work with...loved to bits by all the guys in the barn. Happy 28th big fella!"
Brent Van Hooft, Elephant Keeper Calgary Zoo, 2009-07-02

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