Kandula an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Oklahoma City Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Kandula at Oklahoma City Zoo

Kandula. National Zoo 06/2009. Photo: � Ryan Easley
Kandula
ID Number:   SSP Number: 538 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 19 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Oklahoma City Zoo
ArrivalOklahoma City Zoo 2015-10-00
from Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Born:* 2001-11-25 captive-born through
artificial insemination
in Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 147.00 kgs, 323.40 lbs
Parents: Calvin (Chanda) x Shanthi
Siblings through the father Calvin (Chanda):
  1. 1998-05-04(M) Samson
  2. 1998-07-30 -- † 1999-03-22 (F) Annie
  3. 1998-08-21 -- † 2002-08-08 (M) Amos
  4. 1998-11-29(M) Albert
  5. 1999-10-21(M) George
  6. 2001-04-29(M) Johnson
  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 Shanthi:
  1. 1993-12-14 -- † 1995-04-26 (F) Kumari
Kandulas pedigree:
P I II III

Kandula

Sire:
Calvin (Chanda)

Sire:
Bandara
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Kamala
Sire:
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Dame:
Shanthi

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Dame:
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Document updated2009-01-29:�birth through AI
2010-01-28:�Management, Image, Text
2016-02-02: transfer
In November 2001, the 320 pound newborn calf of the Smithsonian National Zoo was only the second Asian elephant in the world to be born through Artificial Insemination, following the birth of Haji two years previous at the Dickerson Park Zoo in November 1999. He was the fifth elephant in the world conceived via the method. Kandula's one hundred percent Sri Lankan heritage would leave him visibly tuskless, as less than ten percent of those males grow long tusks.

In 2010, at eight years old Kandula measured 7.5 feet tall at the shoulder and weighed 5400 pounds.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Kandula, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Oklahoma City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=214. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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