Chendra is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States.
Chendra arrived in 1999-11-20 to the Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), relocated from the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park (Sabah Zoo), in Malaysia.
Chendra was born wild 1993.
The only elephant in USA with origin from Borneo.
Chendra and her mother were frightened away from a palm oil plantation in Sabah on the northern part of the island of Borneo. Chendras front leg and left eye were wounded. Several days later she was found wandering through a plantation, showing signs of hunger. When her mother did not return, the calf was rescued by wildlife officials. Chendras leg wound was superficial. However her eye was permanently blinded. This, combined with her age, made her a poor candidate for relocation and release to the wild. It was clear that Chendra would always be dependent on humans for her survival.
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