Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sundara at Chester Zoo


♀ Sundara

Identification

EEP nr200403

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 17 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2004-03-07 captive-born
Birth place: in Chester Zoo

Parents: Upali x ♀ Sithami
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2012-11-25
(dead † 2015-10-27)
Hari Hi Way EEP id: 201213

2. Born 2016-12-17 Indali Hi Way EEP id: 201611

3. Born 2020-02-26 Riva Hi Way EEP id: 202003
Locations
Present / last location:Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2004-03-07Chester Zoo

Document updated2011-06-25: corrected parentage, from Chang to Upali.
2012-11-25: source for the parentage correction
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Description

Location


Sundara is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Chester Zoo, in United Kingdom.

Sundara arrived Chester Zoo 2004-03-07,

In Chester Zoo, Sundara lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Anjan Hi Way born 2018-05-17
  2. ,
  3. Aung Bo born 2001-07-16
  4. ,
  5. Indali Hi Way born 2016-12-17
  6. ,
  7. Maya born 1966
  8. ,
  9. Riva Hi Way born 2020-02-26
  10. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (M) 2012-11-25 -- † 2015-10-27 Hari Hi Way EEP id: 201213
  2. (F) 2016-12-17 Indali Hi Way EEP id: 201611
  3. (F) 2020-02-26 Riva Hi Way EEP id: 202003

Origin


Sundara was born captive-born 2004-03-07 at Chester Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Sundara are: ♂ Upali (father) and ♀ Sithami (mother).


Siblings through the father Upali:

  1. 2006-11-12 -- † 2009-07-23 (M) Raman
  2. 2010-07-18 -- † 2013-07-29 (M) Nayan Hi Way
  3. 2011-01-22 -- † 2013-06-03? (F) Jamilah Hi Way
  4. 2012-11-25 -- † 2015-10-27 (M) Hari Hi Way
  5. 2013-01-21 -- † 2015-09-14 (F) Bala Hi Way
  6. 2014-07-17(M) Kavi
  7. 2014-08-19(M) Ashoka
  8. 2014-09-17(F) Samiya
  9. 2016-09-19(F) Zinda
  10. 2017-03-19(F) Avani
  11. 2017-05-15(M) Kabir
  12. 2018-02-10(M) Sanjay
  13. 2021-06-16(M) Petit Jack

Siblings through the mother Sithami:

  1. 2010-07-18 - † 2013-07-29 (M) Nayan Hi Way
  2. 2013-01-21 - † 2015-09-14 (F) Bala Hi Way
  3. 2017-01-18 - † 2018-10-25 (M) Aayu Hi Way

Pedigree


Sundaras ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Sundara

Sire:
Upali

Born: 1994-11-14

Sire:
Maxi

Born: 1969
Dead: 2020-02-10
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali)

Born: 1975-07-01
Dead: 2020-02-10
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Sithami

Born: 1997-12-31
Dead:

Sire:
Chang

Born: 1981-11-10
Dead: 2020-07-24
Sire:
Chieng Mai
Dame:
Ida
Dame:
Thi Ha Way

Born: 1982
Dead: 2020-09-16
Sire:
Dame:


Comments / pictures

Since there was always doubts about Sundara's parentage (Chang and Upali were potential fathers), DNA tests were done to have certainty of who is she offspring from. The tests revealed that Upali is her dad and not Chang:


Potential fathers), DNA tests were done to have certainty of who is she offspring from. The tests revealed that Upali is her dad and not Chang. So another item for you to update.Eveline De Wolf, 2011-06-25



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Sundara, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1585. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Eveline De Wolf, Chester Zoo.

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