Chandra an Asian elephant at Oklahoma City Zoo


♀ Chandra
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 25 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (385)
Body weight: 3318.18 kg, 7300.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1996-07-02 captive-born
Birth place: in Dickerson Park Zoo

Parents: Onyx (Big Mac) x ♀ Moola
Locations
Present / last location:Oklahoma City Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2010-10-18Oklahoma City Zoo
from Tulsa Zoo
Tulsa Zoo 2008-06-12
from Oklahoma City Zoo
Oklahoma City Zoo 1998-12-01
from Dickerson Park Zoo

Document updated2009-02-28: herpes virus survivior
2009-12-12: Text
2010-10-18: transfered back to Okl.
2010-11-23: weight
2011-03-08: Text RE
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Chandra is a Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Oklahoma City Zoo, in United States.

Chandra arrived in Oklahoma City Zoo 2010-10-18, relocated from Tulsa Zoo, in United States.

In Oklahoma City Zoo, Chandra lives together with 6 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Achara born 2014-12-22
  2. ,
  3. Asha born 1995-02-02
  4. ,
  5. Bamboo born 1966-11-00
  6. ,
  7. Kai born 2018-10-09
  8. ,
  9. Kandula born 2001-11-25
  10. ,
  11. Rex (Bimbo, Barney) born 1968
  12. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Chandra was born captive-born 1996-07-02 at Dickerson Park Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Chandra are: ♂ Onyx (Big Mac) (father) and ♀ Moola (mother).


Siblings through the father Onyx (Big Mac):

  1. 1985-06-12 -- † 1985-06-12 (F) noname
  2. 1990-10-11(F) Shanti
  3. 1991-07-26 -- † 1993-02-28 (F) Maiya (Kate)
  4. 1992-09-07 -- † 1992-09-07 (M) stillborn
  5. 1992-12-27(M) Raja
  6. 1995-02-02(F) Asha
  7. 1997-09-06 -- † 1997-09-06 (M) stillborn
  8. 1998-05-17 -- † 2000-11-29 (M) Kala
  9. 1999-11-28 -- † 2002-06-07 (M) Haji
  10. 2000-04-12 -- † 2000-04-12 (M) Pete
  11. 2000-11-03 -- † 2007-06-08 (F) Hansa

Siblings through the mother Moola:

  1. 1999-11-28 - † 2002-06-07 (M) Haji
  2. 2006-07-18 - † 2007-12-01 (F) Nisha

Pedigree


Chandras pedigree:
P I II III

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Moola

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In December 1998, half sisters Asha and Chandra were sold to the Oklahoma City Zoo. At their new home, they were both transitioned from Free to Protected Contact. In the summer of 2008, both cows were transferred across the state to the Tulsa Zoo on a breeding loan, slated to return by the end of 2010 upon the completion of a new Asia exhibit.

The new Asia exhibit was designed as an 11 acre, $23 million dollar project due to open in 2011. The elephant exhibit will be designed as though entering Thailand and giving the elephants up to six acres of grassland, as opposed to the previous quarter acre of concrete.

A year after arriving, Asha and Chandra were introduced together to Sneezy in the summer of 2009. After behavioral changes and high hormone levels in bloodwork, Asha was confirmed pregnant when a heartbeat was detected during an ultrasound in October. It was announced to the public in December.

In 1997, Chandra became the first survivor of the Elephant Endotheliotropic HerpesVirus, treated by the human drug Faciclovir.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Chandra, an Asian at Oklahoma City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3260. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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