Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Tess at Houston Zoo


♀ Tess
Tupelo, right from her mother Tess
Tupelo, right from her mother Tess

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Identification

SSP nr288

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1981 wild
Birth place:
Offspring
Total: 7 babies

1. Born 1998-07-30
(dead † 1999-03-22)
Annie SSP id: 510

2. Born 2005-05-12 Tucker SSP id: 632

3. Born 2010-10-03 Tupelo SSP id: 735

4. Born 2014-06-30
(dead † 2014-06-30)
fetus (twin) SSP id: 761

5. Born 2014-06-30
(dead † 2014-06-30)
fetus (twin) SSP id: 762

6. Born 2018-06-17 Tilly SSP id: 00

7. Born 2021-05-16 Teddy SSP id: 00
Locations
Present / last location:Houston Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2008-09-12Houston Zoo
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 2001-06-13
from Denver Zoo
Denver Zoo 2001-05-19
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 1998-04-01
from African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari 1995-02-12
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 1993-12-29
from Los Angeles Zoo
Los Angeles Zoo 1990-01-14
from Melaka Zoo (Malacca Zoo)

Document updated2010-02-09: Pregnant, Text RE
2014-06-11: pregnant
2018-05-11: reported pregnant
2018-07-01: not pregnant
2021-02-11: pregnant
2021-06-23: Updated as not pregnant
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Description

Location


Tess is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Houston Zoo, in United States.

Tess arrived Houston Zoo 2008-09-12, relocated from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson), in United States.

In Houston Zoo, Tess lives together with 12 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Baylor born 2010-05-04
  2. ,
  3. Duncan born 2014-02-08
  4. ,
  5. Joy born 2017-07-12
  6. ,
  7. Methai (Me Thai) born 1969
  8. ,
  9. Nelson born 2020-05-12
  10. ,
  11. Shanti born 1990-10-11
  12. ,
  13. Teddy born 2021-05-16
  14. ,
  15. Thai (Thailand) born 1965
  16. ,
  17. Tilly born 2018-06-17
  18. ,
  19. Tucker born 2005-05-12
  20. ,
  21. Tupelo born 2010-10-03
  22. ,
  23. Winnie born 2021-03-10
  24. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


  1. (F) 1998-07-30 -- † 1999-03-22 Annie SSP id: 510
  2. (M) 2005-05-12 Tucker SSP id: 632
  3. (F) 2010-10-03 Tupelo SSP id: 735
  4. () 2014-06-30 -- † 2014-06-30 fetus (twin) SSP id: 761
  5. () 2014-06-30 -- † 2014-06-30 fetus (twin) SSP id: 762
  6. (F) 2018-06-17 Tilly SSP id: 00
  7. (M) 2021-05-16 Teddy SSP id: 00

Origin


Tess was born wild 1981.


Comments / pictures

2008: In September 2008, the Houston Zoo purchased Tess and her son Tucker from Have Trunk Will Travel in Calfornia.

2010: In February 2010, the Houston Zoo announced that two of its female elephants were pregnant. Shanti was due to give birth in the spring and Tess in the fall, both impregnated naturally by the zoo's breeding bull, Thai.

2018-05-11: Tess pregnant, due this summer



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Tess, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1756. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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