Me-Tu
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Me-Tu  dead elephant
Me-Tu and her baby in Los Angeles Zoo, 1975
Me-Tu and her baby in Los Angeles Zoo, 1975

Identification

SSP nr49

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 34 years old
Origin
Born:* 1962-10-02 captive-born
Birth place: in Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Parents: Thonglaw x ♀ Rosy
Death
Dead: 1996-02-13
Death reason: euthanised: foot ailments
Offspring
Total: 6 babies

1. Born 1973-01-09
(dead † 1976)
Stretch (Tuskanini) SSP id: 60

2. Born 1975-05-10
(dead † 1975-12-02)
noname SSP id: 64

3. Born 1978-05-19
(dead † 2016-01-17)
Mr. Ed (Khun Chorn, Khun-Chorn, K-C) SSP id: 67

4. Born 1987-05-24 Prince (Chang Dee) SSP id: 72

5. Born 1994-08-31
(dead † 1994-08-31)
noname (Twin) SSP id: 362

6. Born 1994-08-31 Rose-Tu (twin) SSP id: 361
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States

Date of arrival

1967-02-11Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
from Los Angeles Zoo

1974-10-28Los Angeles Zoo
from Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

Record history
History of updates2009-10-07: Previous locations, Text

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

† Me-Tu is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1996-02-13 at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States, . Official death reason described as foot ailments.

Offspring


  1. (M) 1973-01-09 -- † 1976 Stretch (Tuskanini) SSP id: 60
  2. (M) 1975-05-10 -- † 1975-12-02 noname SSP id: 64
  3. (M) 1978-05-19 -- † 2016-01-17 Mr. Ed (Khun Chorn, Khun-Chorn, K-C) SSP id: 67
  4. (M) 1987-05-24 Prince (Chang Dee) SSP id: 72
  5. (F) 1994-08-31 -- † 1994-08-31 noname (Twin) SSP id: 362
  6. (F) 1994-08-31 Rose-Tu (twin) SSP id: 361

Origin


Me-Tu was born captive-born 1962-10-02 at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo).

Parentage


Parents of Me-Tu are: ♂ Thonglaw (father) and ♀ Rosy (mother).

Siblings through the father Thonglaw:

  1. 1962-04-14 -- † 2017-02-09 (M) Packy
  2. 1963-09-15 -- † 1977 (M) Dino
  3. 1963-09-24 -- † 2020-02-15 (F) Hanako
  4. 1965-12-03(F) Cora (Noel)
  5. 1966-08-09 -- † 1978-05-05 (M) Teak (Rajah)
  6. 1968-09-29 -- † 1968-10-04 (F) Droopy
  7. 1970-03-25 -- † 1970-03-25 (F) stillborn or killed?
  8. 1970-04-26 -- † 2004-07-21 (F) Tina
  9. 1970-05-13(F) Judy
  10. 1972-07-19 -- † 1983 (M) McClane (Gabriel)
  11. 1973-01-09 -- † 1976 (M) Stretch (Tuskanini)
  12. 1973-06-17 -- † 1995-08-28 (M) Stoney
  13. 1973-08-04 -- † 1973-08-07 (M) noname
  14. 1973-10-31 -- † 1986-10-26 (F) Emma (M&M)

Siblings through the mother Rosy:

  1. 1965-12-03(F) Cora (Noel)
  2. 1970-04-26 - † 2004-07-21 (F) Tina
  3. 1973-10-31 - † 1986-10-26 (F) Emma (M&M)
  4. 1979-10-05 - † 1993-02-01 (M) Thongtrii
  5. 1983-04-01 - † 2015-03-30 (M) Rama

Pedigree


Me-Tus ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Me-Tu

Sire (f):
Thonglaw

Born: 1947-00-00

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Dame m:
Rosy

Born: 1951

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Comments / pictures

Me-Tu was the second elephant born at Washington Park Zoo, several months after Packy, the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in more than 40 years.

At the time of her death in 1996, 33 year old Me-Tu had given birth to six calves including seventeen month old Rose-Tu. She spent her entire life at the zoo where she was born, sans a sixteen month breeding loan to the Los Angeles Zoo with half-sister Hanako. Both elephants had been bred by their half-brother Packy (all three elephants sired by Thonglaw). Two months before their return, Me-Tu gave birth. One month after their return, Hanako gave birth to a calf as well.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Me-Tu, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=455. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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