Hank
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in United States

♂ Hank
Hank. Riddle
Hank. Riddle's Elephant Sanctuary 08/2004. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Alternative name: Rajah, Samuel R I, Sammy, Curley

Identification

SSP nr276

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 33 years old
Body weight: 7090.91 kg, 15600.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1988-01-16 captive-born
Birth place: in Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)

Parents: Vance (Matt) x ♀ Mala (Lalea)
Offspring
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2003-02-01
(dead † 2003-02-01)
stillborn SSP id: 545

2. Born 2021-06-17 Frankie SSP id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, in United States

Date of arrival

2011-12-08Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

1996-05-24Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)

1993-09-21Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

1993-05-26International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
from Bronx Zoo

1989-06-14Bronx Zoo
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)

Record history
History of updates2008-12-28: Management RE
2009-03-02: Image RE
2010-11-12: weight
2011-12-10: relocated
2011-12-10: Name, Link RE
2012-01-21: 15,600 pounds
2018-09-28: alt names

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Location


Hank is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, in United States.

Hank arrived in 2011-12-08 to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, relocated from the Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States.

Hank lives together with 6 other elephants at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium:
  1. Beco born 2009-03-27
  2. Connie born 1973
  3. Frankie born 2021-06-17
  4. Phoebe born 1987-05-15
  5. Rudy born 2002-01-29
  6. Sundara born 2008-11-09


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

Offspring


Total: 2 babies

  1. (F) 2003-02-01 -- † 2003-02-01 stillborn SSP id: 545
  2. (M) 2021-06-17 Frankie SSP id: 00

Origin


Hank was born captive-born 1988-01-16 at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa).

Parentage


Parents of Hank are: ♂ Vance (Matt) (father) and ♀ Mala (Lalea) (mother).

Siblings through the father Vance (Matt):

  1. 1983-09-09(M) Big Boy
  2. 1983-11-23(F) Targa
  3. 1984-02-02(M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  4. 1985-11-24(M) Luke (Sabu)
  5. 1987-01-22(M) Bo
  6. 1987-04-02 -- † 2006 (M) Ceasar
  7. 1987-10-10 -- † 2009-05-15 (M) Ned (Indy, India)
  8. 1988-12-30(F) Angel
  9. 1989-07-21 -- † 1989-07-21 (M) stillborn
  10. 1989-08 -- † 1989-08 (M) stillborn
  11. 1990-04-13(F) Karnaudi
  12. 1991-01-06 -- † 1999-04-21 (F) Belle
  13. 1991-12-19 -- † 2016-12-26 (M) Benny (Dumbo)
  14. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  15. 1992-04-17 -- † 2006-01--31 (F) Maya (Sammi, Sami, Samuel R II)
  16. 1992-05-25(M) Tommy (Mickey)
  17. 1992-10-17 -- † 1992-10-17 (F) stillborn
  18. 1994-08-19 -- † 1998 (M) Kenny (Kenneth)
  19. 1994-10-29(F) Bonnie
  20. 1995-02-03 -- † 1999-07-26 (M) Benjamin
  21. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  22. 1996-01-01(F) Kelly Ann

Siblings through the mother Mala (Lalea):

  1. 1984-02-02(M) Smokey (Rhani, Ronnie)
  2. 1992-04-04(F) Tanya
  3. 1995-02-19(F) Shirley
  4. 2001-11-18(M) Gunther
  5. 2005-04-21(F) Aree

Pedigree


Hanks ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Hank

Sire (f):
Vance (Matt)

Born: 1963

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Dame m:
Mala (Lalea)

Born: 1970

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Comments / pictures

Article and Image at ShowMe Elephants: "Photographs from the Son - Hank," 12/10/2011

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Hank, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 November 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1709. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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