Nelson an Asian elephant at Houston Zoo


♂ Nelson


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 1 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (00)
Management:
Origin
Born:* 2020-05-12 captive-born
Birth place: in Houston Zoo
Birth weight 148.18 kgs, 326.00 lbs

Parents: x ♀ Shanti
Locations
Present / last location:Houston Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
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2020-05-12Houston Zoo

Document updated2020-05-15: birth report
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Description

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Nelson is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Houston Zoo, in United States.

Nelson arrived in Houston Zoo 2020-05-12,

In Houston Zoo, Nelson lives together with 10 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Baylor born 2010-05-04
  2. ,
  3. Duncan born 2014-02-08
  4. ,
  5. Joy born 2017-07-12
  6. ,
  7. Methai (Me Thai) born 1969
  8. ,
  9. Shanti born 1990-10-11
  10. ,
  11. Tess born 1981
  12. ,
  13. Thai (Thailand) born 1965
  14. ,
  15. Tilly born 2018-06-17
  16. ,
  17. Tucker born 2005-05-12
  18. ,
  19. Tupelo born 2010-10-03
  20. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Nelson was born captive-born 2020-05-12 at Houston Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Nelson are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Shanti (mother).


Siblings through the mother Shanti:

  1. 2004-08-17 - † 2005-04-15 (F) Bella
  2. 2006-10-01 - † 2008-11-09 (M) Mac
  3. 2010-05-04(M) Baylor
  4. 2014-02-08(M) Duncan
  5. 2017-07-12(F) Joy

Pedigree


Nelsons pedigree:
P I II III

Nelson

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Dame:
Shanti

Sire:
Onyx (Big Mac)
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Bozie
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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.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Nelson, an Asian at Houston Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=8188. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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