Rani an Asian elephant at St Louis Zoo

Female ♀ Asian  Rani at St Louis Zoo

Rani
ID nr:   SSP Number: 386 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 24 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:St Louis Zoo
ArrivalSt Louis Zoo 2001-07-15
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Born:* 1996-07-05 captive-born
in Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Parents: Indy (Butch) x Ellie
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 2007-02-25 Jade, SSP nr: 646
  2. (F) 2011-06-24 -- † 2018-02-24 Kenzi, SSP nr: 737
  3. (M) 2020-07-06 -- † 2020-08-02 Avi, SSP nr: 00
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 pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2010-01-26: 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
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, D., (2020). Rani, an Asian at St Louis Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 31 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=620. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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