Chuck an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Denver Zoo

Chuck
ID Number:   SSP Number: 653 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 12 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Denver Zoo
ArrivalDenver Zoo 2018-10-08
from African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari
from Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo)
Syracuse Zoo (Rosamond Gifford Zoo) 2011-11-08
from African Lion Safari
Born:* 2008-07-15 captive-born
in African Lion Safari
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 106.82 kgs, 235.00 lbs
Parents: Rex (Bimbo, Barney) x Mali
Siblings through the father Rex (Bimbo, Barney):
  1. 2005-11-04(F) Opal
  2. 2006-04-13 -- † 2006-04-13 (M) Logan
  3. 2006-04-23(F) Emily
  4. 2009-11-02(M) Jake
  5. 2014-12-22(F) Achara
  6. 2018-10-09(F) Kai
Siblings through the mother Mali:
  1. 2015-05-12(M) Batu
Chucks pedigree:
P I II III

Chuck

Sire:
Rex (Bimbo, Barney)

Sire:
Sire:
Dame:
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Dame:
Mali

Sire:
Indy (Butch)
Sire:
Dame:
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Targa
Sire:
Vance (Matt)
Dame:
Birka
Document updated2008-12-19: Text RE
2010-11-20: SSP, Birth weight RE
2011-11-10: transferred Syracuse
2018-10-08: transferred Denver
Chuck, the first 3rd generation birth in North America, was named after Chuck Doyle, the director of the Syracuse zoo and a longtime elephant handler who was instrumental in the success of the Rosamond Gifford breeding program.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Chuck, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Denver Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3938. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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