Nelson is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Houston Zoo, in United States.
Nelson arrived Houston Zoo 2020-05-12, In Houston Zoo, Nelson lives together with 12 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)
Nelson was born captive-born 2020-05-12 at Houston Zoo.
Parents of Nelson are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Shanti (mother).
29-year-old Asian elephant Shanti gave birth to a 326-pound male calf after a short labor. Immediately following his birth, the elephant team and veterinary staff saw that he was hemorrhaging severely from his umbilicus. Upon further investigation, they determined that he tore a vessel in his umbilical cord during birth. The team acted quickly to sedate the one-hour-old calf and get him into emergency surgery. The Houston Zoo veterinarians preformed the 30-minute procedure to find the torn vessel, stop the bleeding, and close the hole in the calf’s abdomen.
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