Samson
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States

♂ Samson

Identification

SSP nr514

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 23 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1998-05-04 captive-born
Birth place: in African Lion Safari

Parents: Calvin (Chanda) x ♀ Kitty (Mookee)
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2013-08-05 Bowie SSP id: 758

2. Born 2013-10-02 Jazmine SSP id: 759

3. Born 2018-05-04 Thorn SSP id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States

Date of arrival

2018-04-10Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
from Albuquerque Biological Park

2003-11-19Albuquerque Biological Park
from African Lion Safari

Record history
History of updates2009-11-27: SSP, Management, Text
2018-04-11: link to EleWiki submitted
2018-04-12: transferred to Portland Oregon Zoo

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

Location


Samson is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States.

Samson arrived in 2018-04-10 to the Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), relocated from the Albuquerque Biological Park, in United States.

Samson lives together with 4 other elephants at the Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo):
  1. Chendra born 1993
  2. Rose-Tu (twin) born 1994-08-31
  3. Sam (Samudra) born 2008-08-23
  4. Sung-Surin (Shine) born 1982-12-26


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

Offspring


Total: 3 babies

  1. (M) 2013-08-05 Bowie SSP id: 758
  2. (F) 2013-10-02 Jazmine SSP id: 759
  3. (M) 2018-05-04 Thorn SSP id: 00

Origin


Samson was born captive-born 1998-05-04 at African Lion Safari.

Parentage


Parents of Samson are: ♂ Calvin (Chanda) (father) and ♀ Kitty (Mookee) (mother).

Siblings through the father Calvin (Chanda):

  1. 1998-07-30 -- † 1999-03-22 (F) Annie
  2. 1998-08-21 -- † 2002-08-08 (M) Amos
  3. 1998-11-29(M) Albert
  4. 1999-10-21(M) George
  5. 2001-04-29(M) Johnson
  6. 2001-11-25(M) Kandula
  7. 2003-02-02(F) Califa
  8. 2003-03-20(F) Farina
  9. 2005-10-28(M) Tarak
  10. 2008-05-06(M) Shanti
  11. 2011-03-11 -- † 2011-05-06 (M) Sethi
  12. 2011-04-12(F) Rashmi
  13. 2014-02-04 -- † 2016-01-23 (F) Sumitra (OST Nr.3)
  14. 2017-07-08(M) Chandru

Siblings through the mother Kitty (Mookee):

  1. 1993-05-02(M) Nikolai
  2. 2001-04-29(M) Johnson
  3. 2006-04-23(F) Emily

Pedigree


Samsons ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Samson

Sire (f):
Calvin (Chanda)

Born: 1986-08-11

Sire ff:
Bandara

Born: 1975-05-25
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:
Kamala

Born: 1975-09-00
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Kitty (Mookee)

Born: 1965

Sire mf:


Born:
Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:


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Comments / pictures

In November 2003, African Lion Safari sold two five year old male elephants, Albert and Samson, to the Rio Grande Zoo.

Daizy, making history in September 2009 as the first calf born at the Rio Grande Zoo, was the result of artificial insemination with sperm from three donors. Albert and Samson from the Rio Grande Zoo in addition to Sneezy from the Tulsa Zoo. Following a DNA test from collected blood samples, Albert was determined to be the father.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Samson, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1760. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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