Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Asha at Oklahoma City Zoo


♀ Asha

Identification

SSP nr365

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Status:pregnant
Body weight: 3409.09 kg, 7500.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1995-02-02 captive-born
Birth place: in Dickerson Park Zoo
Gestation: 22 months

Parents: Onyx (Big Mac) x ♀ Connie (Pinky)
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2011-04-15
(dead † 2015-10-01)
Malee SSP id: 736

2. Born 2014-12-22 Achara SSP id: 764

3. Born 2018-10-09 Kai SSP id: 00
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 updated2009-12-07: Pregnant RE
2009-12-12: Text RE
2010-10-18: transferred back to Okl.
2010-11-23: weight
2011-05-06: Birth of calf RE
2018-05-12: reported pregnant
2018-10-29: link to EleWiki submitted
2020-09-14: pregnant
2020-11-08: Removed deeplink to picture with HTTP code warning
2020-12-04: link to http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7559
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Description

Location


Asha is a living pregnant Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Oklahoma City Zoo, in United States.

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

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

  1. Achara born 2014-12-22
  2. ,
  3. Bamboo born 1966-11-00
  4. ,
  5. Chandra born 1996-07-02
  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).

Offspring


  1. (F) 2011-04-15 -- † 2015-10-01 Malee SSP id: 736
  2. (F) 2014-12-22 Achara SSP id: 764
  3. (F) 2018-10-09 Kai SSP id: 00

Origin


Asha was born captive-born 1995-02-02, after a gestation period of 22 months, at Dickerson Park Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Asha are: ♂ Onyx (Big Mac) (father) and ♀ Connie (Pinky) (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. 1996-07-02(F) Chandra
  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 Connie (Pinky):

  1. 1985-06-12 - † 1985-06-12 (F) noname
  2. 1991-07-26 - † 1993-02-28 (F) Maiya (Kate)

Pedigree


Ashas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Asha

Sire:
Onyx (Big Mac)

Born: 1962
Dead:

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Connie (Pinky)

Born: 1964
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Comments / pictures

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.

2018-05: The new calf is due this fall after a 22-month gestation...The unborn calf’s father, 49-year-old Rex, arrived at the Zoo in 2011 from Canada’s African Lion Safari.

2020-08: The Zoo informed that Asha is pregnant again (according to Wikia)



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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Asha, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Oklahoma City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3261. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Asha mentioned on our sister website www.elephant-news.com

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