Shanti
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Houston Zoo in United States

♀ Shanti

Identification

SSP nr308

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 31 years old
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1990-10-11 captive-born
Birth place: in Lincoln Park Zoo

Parents: Onyx (Big Mac) x ♀ Bozie
Offspring
Total: 6 babies

1. Born 2004-08-17
(dead † 2005-04-15)
Bella SSP id: 552

2. Born 2006-10-01
(dead † 2008-11-09)
Mac SSP id: 645

3. Born 2010-05-04 Baylor SSP id: 671

4. Born 2014-02-08 Duncan SSP id: 760

5. Born 2017-07-12 Joy SSP id: 00

6. Born 2020-05-12 Nelson SSP id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Houston Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2001-04-09Houston Zoo
from ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon)

1995-09-12ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon)
from Buffalo Zoo

1995-04-18Buffalo Zoo
from Lincoln Park Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-01-26: Previous locations, SSP, Text, Source
2010-02-09: Text
2010-05-06: not pregnant
2014-02-04: pregnant
2014-02-08: not pregnant

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

Location


Shanti is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Houston Zoo, in United States.

Shanti arrived in 2001-04-09 to the Houston Zoo, relocated from the ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon), in United States.

Shanti lives together with 12 other elephants at the Houston Zoo:
  1. 7. ♂ Baylor born 2010-05-04
  2. 8. ♂ Duncan born 2014-02-08
  3. 9. ♀ Joy born 2017-07-12
  4. 10. ♀ Methai (Me Thai) born 1969
  5. 11. ♂ Nelson born 2020-05-12
  6. 12. ♂ Teddy born 2021-05-16
  7. 13. ♀ Tess born 1981
  8. 14. ♂ Thai (Thailand) born 1965
  9. 15. ♀ Tilly born 2018-06-17
  10. 16. ♂ Tucker born 2005-05-12
  11. 17. ♀ Tupelo born 2010-10-03
  12. 18. ♀ Winnie born 2021-03-10


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Offspring


  1. (F) 2004-08-17 -- † 2005-04-15 Bella SSP id: 552
  2. (M) 2006-10-01 -- † 2008-11-09 Mac SSP id: 645
  3. (M) 2010-05-04 Baylor SSP id: 671
  4. (M) 2014-02-08 Duncan SSP id: 760
  5. (F) 2017-07-12 Joy SSP id: 00
  6. (M) 2020-05-12 Nelson SSP id: 00

Origin


Shanti was born captive-born 1990-10-11 at Lincoln Park Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Shanti are: ♂ Onyx (Big Mac) (father) and ♀ Bozie (mother).

Siblings through the father Onyx (Big Mac):

  1. 1985-06-12 -- † 1985-06-12 (F) noname
  2. 1991-07-26 -- † 1993-02-28 (F) Maiya (Kate)
  3. 1992-09-07 -- † 1992-09-07 (M) stillborn
  4. 1992-12-27(M) Raja
  5. 1995-02-02(F) Asha
  6. 1996-07-02(F) Chandra
  7. 1997-09-06 -- † 1997-09-06 (M) stillborn
  8. 1998-05-17 -- † 2000-11-29 (M) Kala
  9. 1999-11-28 -- † 2002-06-07 (M) Haji
  10. 2000-04-12 -- † 2000-04-12 (M) Pete
  11. 2000-11-03 -- † 2007-06-08 (F) Hansa

Pedigree


Shantis ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Shanti

Sire (f):
Onyx (Big Mac)

Born: 1962

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Dame m:
Bozie

Born: 1975

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Comments / pictures

Shanti was first bred at 11 years old by Thai in the summer of 2002. She gave birth at age 13 to Bella.

In February 2010, the Houston Zoo announced that two of its female elephants were pregnant. Shanti was due to give birth in the spring and Tess in the fall, both impregnated naturally by the zoos breeding bull, Thai.

2014-02-08: Shanti had a 385-lb (174.6) male calf named Duncan early this morning.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Shanti, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=603. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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