Spike (Ganesha) an Asian elephant at Smithsonian National Zoological Park


♂ Spike (Ganesha)
Spike. Calgary Zoo 07/2008. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft
Spike. Calgary Zoo 07/2008. Photo: © Brent Van Hooft


Identification

SSP nr141

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 40 years old
Body height: 3.51 meter, 11.5 feet
Body weight: 5681.82 kg, 12500.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1981-07-02 captive-born
Birth place: in Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

Parents: Dahlip (Dalip) x ♀ Seetna
Offspring
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 2004-11-16
(dead † 2004-12-07)
Keemaya SSP id: 554

2. Born 2007-08-09
(dead † 2008-11-01)
Malti SSP id: 648

3. Born 2012-10-24
(dead † 2012-10-24)
miscarriage (twin) SSP id: 745

4. Born 2012-10-24
(dead † 2012-10-24)
miscarriage (twin) SSP id: 746
Locations
Present / last location:Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2018-03-24Smithsonian National Zoological Park
from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa)
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa) 2013-09-20
from Calgary Zoo
Calgary Zoo 1992-09-19
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

Document updated2009-03-04: Text, Image RE
2009-07-02: Text RE
2012-04-09: Link RE
2014-05-22: location
2018-03-24: transferred to Washington
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Description

Location


Spike (Ganesha) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Smithsonian National Zoological Park, in United States.

Spike (Ganesha) arrived Smithsonian National Zoological Park 2018-03-24, relocated from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (Busch Gardens Africa), in United States.

In Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Spike (Ganesha) lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Bozie born 1975
  2. ,
  3. Kamala born 1975-09-00
  4. ,
  5. Maharani (Rani) born 1990-07-14
  6. ,
  7. Swarna born 1975
  8. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 4 babies

  1. (F) 2004-11-16 -- † 2004-12-07 Keemaya SSP id: 554
  2. (F) 2007-08-09 -- † 2008-11-01 Malti SSP id: 648
  3. (M) 2012-10-24 -- † 2012-10-24 miscarriage (twin) SSP id: 745
  4. () 2012-10-24 -- † 2012-10-24 miscarriage (twin) SSP id: 746

Origin


Spike (Ganesha) was born captive-born 1981-07-02 at Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo).

Parentage


Parents of Spike (Ganesha) are: ♂ Dahlip (Dalip) (father) and ♀ Seetna (mother).


Siblings through the father Dahlip (Dalip):

  1. 1977-04-02 -- † 1977-04-19 (F) Rocky
  2. 1985-10-28 -- † 1985-10-30 (F) Pearl
  3. 1996-05-22 -- † 1996-05-22 (M) unborn

Siblings through the mother Seetna:

  1. 1977-04-02 - † 1977-04-19 (F) Rocky
  2. 1985-10-28 - † 1985-10-30 (F) Pearl
  3. 1996-05-22 - † 1996-05-22 (M) unborn

Pedigree


Spike (Ganesha)s pedigree:
P I II III

Spike (Ganesha)

Sire:
Dahlip (Dalip)

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Dame:
Seetna

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Comments / pictures

Spike was born at the Miami Metro Zoo, came to Calgary Zoo in 1992, right after hurricane ''Andrew'' devastated the Zoo there. He now weighs 12,500 lbs...11.5 ft at the shoulder. He is a wonderful big guy to work with...loved to bits by all the guys in the barn. Happy 28th big fella!"
Brent Van Hooft, Elephant Keeper Calgary Zoo, 2009-07-02



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Spike (Ganesha), an Asian elephant at Smithsonian National Zoological Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 10 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=429. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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