Sam (Samudra)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States

♂ Sam (Samudra)
Samudra. Oregon Zoo 06/2010. Photo: © Oregon Zoo on Facebook
Samudra. Oregon Zoo 06/2010. Photo: © Oregon Zoo on Facebook

Identification

SSP nr649

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 13 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 2008-08-23 captive-born
Birth place: in Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Birth weight 130.00 kgs, 286.00 lbs

Parents: Tusko (Sobik) x ♀ Rose-Tu (twin)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States

Date of arrival

2008-08-23Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
Record history
History of updates2009-04-22: Text RE
2010-11-20: SSP, Image RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Sam (Samudra) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States.

Sam (Samudra) arrived in 2008-08-23 to the Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), Sam (Samudra) lives together with 4 other elephants at the Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo):

  1. Chendra born 1993
  2. Rose-Tu (twin) born 1994-08-31
  3. Samson born 1998-05-04
  4. Sung-Surin (Shine) born 1982-12-26

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Origin


Sam (Samudra) was born captive-born 2008-08-23 at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo).

Parentage


Parents of Sam (Samudra) are: ♂ Tusko (Sobik) (father) and ♀ Rose-Tu (twin) (mother).

Siblings through the father Tusko (Sobik):

  1. 1993-05-02(M) Nikolai
  2. 1994-02-27(F) Natasha
  3. 2005-05-12(M) Tucker
  4. 2006-12-12 -- † 2010-06-22 (M) JP
  5. 2012-11-30 -- † 2018-11-29 (F) Lily

Siblings through the mother Rose-Tu (twin):

  1. 2012-11-30 - † 2018-11-29 (F) Lily

Pedigree


Sam (Samudra)s ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Sam (Samudra)

Sire (f):
Tusko (Sobik)

Born: 1971

Sire ff:


Born:
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:


Born:
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Rose-Tu (twin)

Born: 1994-08-31

Sire mf:
Hugo

Born: 1960
Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:
Me-Tu

Born: 1962-10-02
Sire mmf:
Thonglaw
Dame mmm:
Rosy


Comments / pictures

Samudra is the first third-generation elephant to be born in the United States.

“The votes are in, and the Oregon Zoos new baby elephant is named Samudra, or Sam for short. The calf loves his baths, so the name, which means "lord of the ocean," is fitting. More than 17,000 people voted among five names, and Samudra took 35 percent. Hugo-Tu was second."

Sam was the 28th elephant born at the Oregon Zoo, but the first for his 14 year old mother Rose Tu. 286 pounds at birth, the male had gained nearly 700 pounds and grown to four Feet at the shoulder at eight months old.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Sam (Samudra), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3977. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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