Tucker an Asian elephant at Houston Zoo


♂ Tucker
Tucker. Houston Zoo 10/2009. Photo: © Susan Hoss
Tucker. Houston Zoo 10/2009. Photo: © Susan Hoss

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 16 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (632)
Management:
Origin
Born:* 2005-05-12 captive-born
Birth place: in Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)

Parents: Tusko (Sobik) x ♀ Tess
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)

Document updated2009-01-26: Previous locations, SSP
2010-01-19: Image, Text
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Description

Location


Tucker is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Houston Zoo, in United States.

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

In Houston Zoo, Tucker lives together with 10 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. Tess born 1981
  14. ,
  15. Thai (Thailand) born 1965
  16. ,
  17. Tilly born 2018-06-17
  18. ,
  19. Tupelo born 2010-10-03
  20. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Tucker was born captive-born 2005-05-12 at Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson).

Parentage


Parents of Tucker are: ♂ Tusko (Sobik) (father) and ♀ Tess (mother).


Siblings through the father Tusko (Sobik):

  1. 1993-05-02(M) Nikolai
  2. 1994-02-27(F) Natasha
  3. 2006-12-12 -- † 2010-06-22 (M) JP
  4. 2008-08-23(M) Sam (Samudra)
  5. 2012-11-30 -- † 2018-11-29 (F) Lily

Siblings through the mother Tess:

  1. 1998-07-30 - † 1999-03-22 (F) Annie
  2. 2010-10-03(F) Tupelo
  3. 2014-06-30 - † 2014-06-30 () fetus (twin)
  4. 2014-06-30 - † 2014-06-30 () fetus (twin)
  5. 2018-06-17(F) Tilly

Pedigree


Tuckers pedigree:
P I II III

Tucker

Sire:
Tusko (Sobik)

Sire:
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Dame:
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Dame:
Tess

Sire:
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Comments / pictures

In September 2008, Tess and her son Tucker were loaned from Gary Johnson's Have Trunk Will Travel to the Houston Zoo. Tess was slated to return after a breeding loan arrangement. The transfer occured less than a year after the death of two year old Mac from the Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpes virus.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Tucker, an Asian at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1757. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA

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    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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