Mara an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Mara at Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park

☨ Mara
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 6 years old
Body height: 0.93 meter, 3.1 feet
Dead date: 2017-08-13
Death reason: unknown: twisted intestine
Location:Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park
ArrivalToyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park 2011-09-17
Born:* 2011-09-17 captive-born
in Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 90.50 kgs, 199.10 lbs
Parents: Dana x Asha
Siblings through the father Dana:
  1. 2003-03-30 -- † 2003-03-30 () stillborn
  2. 2009? -- † 2009? (F) stillborn
  3. 2016-10-27 -- † 2017-12-07 (M) Genki
Siblings through the mother Asha:
  1. 2016-10-27 -- † 2017-12-07 (M) Genki
Maras pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2018-03-14: dead
2011: On Sept. 17 at 12:30 a.m., as ASHA gave birth to a female calf, the fourth successful birth in captivity in Japan of an Asian elephant and the first for an elephant belonging to the Ueno Zoo. The calf weighed 90.5 kilograms and was 93 centimeters tall.

2017-08-14: Young Asian elephant Mara passed away on Aug. 13 at the Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park here. She was 5 years and 11 months old, and succumbed to a twisted intestine. According to the zoo, Mara had been suffering from diarrhea for the last few days, but her appetite was unchanged, and she underwent her rehabilitation exercises as usual in the morning. However, roughly 50 minutes later, she stopped moving and floated sideways in the pool. The zoo keepers attempted to revive her, but discovered that she had stopped breathing.


Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Mara, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Toyohashi Zoo and Botanical Park in Japan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=7365. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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