Tucker an Asian elephant at Houston Zoo

Male ♂ Asian  Tucker at Houston Zoo

Tucker. Houston Zoo 10/2009. Photo: © Susan Hoss
Tucker
ID nr:   SSP Number: 632 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Management:unknown
Location:Houston Zoo
ArrivalHouston Zoo 2008-09-12
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Born:* 2005-05-12 captive-born
in Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Parents: Tusko (Sobik) x Tess
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
Tuckers pedigree:
P I II III

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

Koehl, D., (2020). Tucker, an Asian at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2020 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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