Sundara an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Chester Zoo

Sundara
ID Number:EEP Number: 200403 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 16 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Chester Zoo
ArrivalChester Zoo 2004-03-07
Born:* 2004-03-07 captive-born
in Chester Zoo
Parents: Upali x Sithami
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 2012-11-25 -- † 2015-10-27 Hari Hi Way, EEP nr: 201213
  2. (F) 2016-12-17 Indali Hi Way, EEP nr: 201611
  3. (F) 2020-02-26 Riva Hi Way, EEP nr: 202003
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
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
Sundaras pedigree:
P I II III

Sundara

Sire:
Upali

Sire:
Maxi
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Ceyla (Ceyla-Himali)
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Sithami

Sire:
Chang
Sire:
Chieng Mai
Dame:
Ida
Dame:
Thi Ha Way
Sire:
Dame:
Document updated2011-06-25: corrected parentage, from Chang to Upali.
2012-11-25: source for the parentage correction
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 list

Koehl, D., (2020). Sundara, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Chester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 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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