Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Shanti at Houston Zoo


♀ 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
Present / last location:Houston Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2001-04-09Houston Zoo
from ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon)
ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon) 1995-09-12
from Buffalo Zoo
Buffalo Zoo 1995-04-18
from Lincoln Park Zoo

Document updated2009-01-26: Previous locations, SSP, Text, Source
2010-02-09: Text
2010-05-06: not pregnant
2014-02-04: pregnant
2014-02-08: not pregnant
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Description

Location


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

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

In Houston Zoo, Shanti lives together with 12 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Baylor born 2010-05-04
  2. ,
  3. Duncan born 2014-02-08
  4. ,
  5. Joy born 2017-07-12
  6. ,
  7. Methai (Me Thai) born 1969
  8. ,
  9. Nelson born 2020-05-12
  10. ,
  11. Teddy born 2021-05-16
  12. ,
  13. Tess born 1981
  14. ,
  15. Thai (Thailand) born 1965
  16. ,
  17. Tilly born 2018-06-17
  18. ,
  19. Tucker born 2005-05-12
  20. ,
  21. Tupelo born 2010-10-03
  22. ,
  23. Winnie born 2021-03-10
  24. , (see detailed list).

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:
Onyx (Big Mac)

Born: 1962
Dead:

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Shanti, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=603. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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