Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Oklahoma City Zoo in United States

♀ Asha


SSP nr365


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 29 years old
Body weight: 3409.09 kg, 7500.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1995-02-02 captive-born
Birth place: in Dickerson Park Zoo
Gestation: 22 months

Parents: Onyx (Big Mac) x ♀ Connie (Pinky)
Total: 4 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

4. Born 2022-01-20 Rama SSP id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Oklahoma City Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2010-10-18Oklahoma City Zoo
from Tulsa Zoo

2008-06-12Tulsa Zoo
from Oklahoma City Zoo

1998-12-01Oklahoma City Zoo
from Dickerson Park Zoo

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History of updates2020-12-04

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

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


Asha lives together with 7 other elephants at the Oklahoma City Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Achara born 2014-12-22
  2. Bowie born 2013-08-05
  3. Chandra born 1996-07-02
  4. Kai born 2018-10-09
  5. Kandula born 2001-11-25
  6. Rama born 2022-01-20
  7. Rex (Bimbo, Barney) born 1968


  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
  4. (M) 2022-01-20 Rama SSP id: 00


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


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)


Ashas ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):
Onyx (Big Mac)

Born: 1962

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Dame ffm:
Dame fm:

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Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Connie (Pinky)

Born: 1964

Sire mf:

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Dame mfm:
Dame mm:

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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.

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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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Asha, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Oklahoma City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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