Thai (Thailand) an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Houston Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Thai (Thailand) at Houston Zoo

Thai. Houston Zoo 10/2009. Photo: © Susan Hoss
Thai (Thailand)
ID Number:EEP Number: 6507 -    SSP Number: 126 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 55 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Houston Zoo
ArrivalHouston Zoo 1980-06-12 from Morgan Berry
Born:* 1965 wild Thailand
Capture: 1967,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 20 babies

  1. (F) stillborn, SSP nr: 329
  2. (F) 1983-04-21 -- † 1983-05-17 Shani, SSP nr: 143
  3. (M) 1984-02-01 -- † 1988-08-26 Bopper (Beau Thai), SSP nr: 128
  4. (F) 1984-12-18 -- † 1984-12-18 stillborn, SSP nr: 373
  5. (M) 1987-12-31 -- † 1998-08-30 Kiba, SSP nr: 277
  6. (F) 1988-12-07 -- † 1991-09-02 Pearl, SSP nr: 301
  7. (F) 1991-07-17 -- † 2004-09-05 Kimba, SSP nr: 311
  8. (F) 1991-10-25 -- † 1991-10-25 stillborn, SSP nr: 329
  9. () 1993-07-27 -- † 1993-07-27 stillborn, SSP nr: 374
  10. (F) 1993-12-29 -- † 2000-01-01 Singgah, SSP nr: 352
  11. () 1995-07-28 -- † 1995-07-28 stillborn, SSP nr: 388
  12. (F) 2003-12-28 -- † 2003-12-29 none, SSP nr: 550
  13. (F) 2004-08-17 -- † 2005-04-15 Bella, SSP nr: 552
  14. (M) 2006-10-01 -- † 2008-11-09 Mac, SSP nr: 645
  15. (M) 2010-05-04 Baylor, SSP nr: 671
  16. (F) 2010-10-03 Tupelo, SSP nr: 735
  17. (M) 2014-02-08 Duncan, SSP nr: 760
  18. () 2014-06-30 -- † 2014-06-30 fetus (twin), SSP nr: 761
  19. () 2014-06-30 -- † 2014-06-30 fetus (twin), SSP nr: 762
  20. (F) 2018-06-17 Tilly, SSP nr: 00
Document updated2009-01-21: EEP number
2010-01-19: Image, Text
Thai is one of the most prolific breeding bulls in North America. However, though he has sired fourteen calves, five were stillborn and none of the remaining nine lived past the age of thirteen.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Thai (Thailand), an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=605. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA

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