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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
St Louis Zoo in United States

♀ Rani

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 27 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1996-07-05 captive-born
Birth place: in Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Parents: Indy (Butch) x ♀ Ellie
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2007-02-25 Jade SSP id: 646

2. Born 2011-06-24
(dead † 2018-02-24)
Kenzi SSP id: 737

3. Born 2020-07-06
(dead † 2020-08-02)
Avi SSP id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:St Louis Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2001-07-15St Louis Zoo
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Record history
History of updates2010-01-26: Pregnant, Text RE

2011-07-08: Birth of calf RE
2018-11-05: link to EleWiki submitted
2020-06-17: Rani pregnant for the third time
2020-07-08: mother again, not pregnant

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

Rani arrived in 2001-07-15 to the St Louis Zoo, relocated from the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, in United States.

Rani lives together with 8 other elephants at the St Louis Zoo:
  1. Donna born 1971
  2. Ellie born 1971
  3. Jade born 2007-02-25
  4. Maliha born 2006-08-02
  5. Pearl born 1971
  6. Priya born 2013-04-26
  7. Raja born 1992-12-27
  8. Sri born 1980

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. (F) 2007-02-25 Jade SSP id: 646
  2. (F) 2011-06-24 -- † 2018-02-24 Kenzi SSP id: 737
  3. (M) 2020-07-06 -- † 2020-08-02 Avi SSP id: 00


Rani was born captive-born 1996-07-05 at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.


Parents of Rani are: ♂ Indy (Butch) (father) and ♀ Ellie (mother).

Siblings through the father Indy (Butch):

  1. 1990-05-12 -- † 1990-05-12 (M) stillborn
  2. 1991-07-10(M) Emmett (Tundi)
  3. 1993-12-14 -- † 1995-04-26 (F) Kumari
  4. 1995-06-20(F) Kirina
  5. 1997-02-28(F) Mali
  6. 2000-02-10 -- † 2003-04-12 (F) Preya
  7. 2001-05-06 -- † 2001-05-06 (F) stillborn
  8. 2005-07-31 -- † 2005-08-04 (M) Kedar
  9. 2006-06-08 -- † 2006-06-08 (F) stillborn

Siblings through the mother Ellie:

  1. 2006-08-02(F) Maliha
  2. 2010-07-08 - † 2010-07-08 (F) miscarriage
  3. 2013-04-26(F) Priya


Ranis ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):
Indy (Butch)

Born: 1971

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In February 2007, eleven year old Rani gave birth to her first calf, Jade. A first time mother, she did not accept the newborn, leading to the the calf being handraised by staff.

In January 2010, the St. Louis Zoo announced that Rani was pregant for a second time, bred naturally by the zoo's breeding bull Raja. She gave birth to the calf in summer 2011 and displayed protect mother instincts.

Article at ShowMe Elephants: "St. Louis Zoo - Kenzi"

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Rani, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at St Louis Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=620. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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