Omar at San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)

† Omar
ID Number:   SSP Number: 306 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1 years old
Dead date: 1991-03-24
Death reason: euthanised: rejected by mother
Location:San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)
ArrivedSan Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park) 1990-06-13
Born:1990-06-13 captive-born in
San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)
Parents: Ranchipur x Connie
Siblings through the father Ranchipur:
  1. 1989-07-12 -- † 1989-07-12 (F) stillborn
  2. 1989-11-20 -- † 1989-11-20 (F) stillborn
  3. 1991-09-27 -- † 1991-09-27 (M) stillborn
  4. 1992-11-08(F) Rozie (Rozana)
Siblings through the mother Connie:
  1. 1999-02-15 -- † 1999-02-15 (M) stillborn
Omars pedigree:
P I II III

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Connie

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Document updated2009-11-26: New elephant RE
2010-12-31: Text, Cause of death RE
Known as the "Million Dollar Baby" after such an amount of money was spent with attempts to help him survive after health issues, partly stemming from his mother's rejection after birth. He was nine months old at the time of his death.

Sources, among others

  • Ryan Easley, ShowMe Elephants.
  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71

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