Nelson at Houston Zoo



Male ♂ Asian elephant Nelson at Houston Zoo

Nelson
ID Number:   SSP Number: 00 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 0 years old
Management:unknown
Location:Houston Zoo
ArrivalHouston Zoo 2020-05-12
Born:2020-05-12 captive-born in
Houston Zoo United States
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 148.18 kgs, 326.00 lbs
Parents: x Shanti
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
Nelsons pedigree:
P I II III

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Onyx (Big Mac)
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Document updated2020-05-15: birth report
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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