Nelson is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Houston Zoo, in United States.
Nelson arrived in 2020-05-12 to the Houston Zoo,
Nelson lives together with 11 other elephants at the Houston Zoo:
Nelson was born captive-born 2020-05-12 at Houston Zoo.
Dame m:ShantiBorn: 1990-10-11
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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