Dahlip
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) in United States

♂ Dahlip
Dahlip. Miami MetroZoo 02/2009. Photo: © Tim May, ZooChat
Dahlip. Miami MetroZoo 02/2009. Photo: © Tim May, ZooChat
Alternative name: Dalip

Identification

SSP nr139

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus indicus
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 55 years old (estimated age)
Body weight: 5454.55 kg, 12000.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1966? claimed captive-born
Birth place: in Kerala unspecified location
Imported:1967
Freight:Aircraft from Bombay, via Frankfurt to USA.
Offspring
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 1977-04-02
(dead † 1977-04-19)
Rocky SSP id: 140

2. Born 1981-07-02 Spike (Ganesha) SSP id: 141

3. Born 1985-10-28
(dead † 1985-10-30)
Pearl SSP id: 142

4. Born 1996-05-22
(dead † 1996-05-22)
unborn SSP id: 387
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo), in United States

Date of arrival

1995-06-02Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
from Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini)

1992-09-11Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini)
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

1980-00-00Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
from Crandon Park Zoo

1980-00-00Crandon Park Zoo
from Miami International Airport

1980-00-00Miami International Airport
from Frankfurt Airport

1980-00-00Frankfurt Airport 1980-00-00
from Mumbai Airport (Bombay airport)

1967-08-26Mumbai Airport (Bombay airport)
from Trivandrum Zoo

1966-07-10Trivandrum Zoo
from Kerala unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2009-11-27: Birth, Management RE
2010-02-10: Text RE
2011-02-02: Image RE
2012-04-09: Previous locations, Text RE
2021-18-18: airport location history

Latest document update2021-09-18 09:51:42
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Biography

Location


Dahlip is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo), in United States.

Dahlip arrived in 1995-06-02 to the Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo), relocated from the Two Tails Ranch (Patricia Zerbini), in United States.

Dahlip lives together with 4 other elephants at the Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo):
  1. Maybel born 1976
  2. Nelly (Nellie) born 1969
  3. Ongard born 2010-09-10
  4. Peggy born 1976


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Offspring


Total: 4 babies

  1. (F) 1977-04-02 -- † 1977-04-19 Rocky SSP id: 140
  2. (M) 1981-07-02 Spike (Ganesha) SSP id: 141
  3. (F) 1985-10-28 -- † 1985-10-30 Pearl SSP id: 142
  4. (M) 1996-05-22 -- † 1996-05-22 unborn SSP id: 387

Origin


Dahlip was born claimed captive-born 1966? at Kerala unspecified location. and imported 1967, Aircraft from Bombay, via Frankfurt to USA.


Comments / pictures

Claimed in SSP studbook to be captive born 1966-07-10 in Trivandrum Zoo, Kerala.

This can however not be confirmed from any valid source. Probably wild born and caught in a forest in Kerala, India.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Dahlip, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1696. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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