Onyx (Big Mac)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Dickerson Park Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Onyx (Big Mac)  dead elephant

Identification

SSP nr104

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 40 years old
Body height: 3.08 meter, 10.1 feet
Body weight: 5454.55 kg, 12000.00 lbs
Origin
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1964
Death
Dead: 2002-05-22
Death reason: disease: intestinal rupture
Offspring
Total: 12 babies

1. Born 1985-06-12
(dead † 1985-06-12)
noname SSP id: 106

2. Born 1990-10-11 Shanti SSP id: 308

3. Born 1991-07-26
(dead † 1993-02-28)
Maiya (Kate) SSP id: 312

4. Born 1992-09-07
(dead † 1992-09-07)
stillborn SSP id: 334

5. Born 1992-12-27 Raja SSP id: 339

6. Born 1995-02-02 Asha SSP id: 365

7. Born 1996-07-02 Chandra SSP id: 385

8. Born 1997-09-06
(dead † 1997-09-06)
stillborn SSP id: 405

9. Born 1998-05-17
(dead † 2000-11-29)
Kala SSP id: 509

10. Born 1999-11-28
(dead † 2002-06-07)
Haji SSP id: 520

11. Born 2000-04-12
(dead † 2000-04-12)
Pete SSP id: 522

12. Born 2000-11-03
(dead † 2007-06-08)
Hansa SSP id: 528
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Dickerson Park Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1980-09-26Dickerson Park Zoo
from ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon)

1965-08-09ARC (Murray Hill-Arlan Seidon)
from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-01-23: Death
2009-11-27: Birth
2010-01-12: Text
2010-11-12: height and weight

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Onyx (Big Mac) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2002-05-22 at Dickerson Park Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as intestinal rupture.

Offspring


Total: 12 babies

  1. (F) 1985-06-12 -- † 1985-06-12 noname SSP id: 106
  2. (F) 1990-10-11 Shanti SSP id: 308
  3. (F) 1991-07-26 -- † 1993-02-28 Maiya (Kate) SSP id: 312
  4. (M) 1992-09-07 -- † 1992-09-07 stillborn SSP id: 334
  5. (M) 1992-12-27 Raja SSP id: 339
  6. (F) 1995-02-02 Asha SSP id: 365
  7. (F) 1996-07-02 Chandra SSP id: 385
  8. (M) 1997-09-06 -- † 1997-09-06 stillborn SSP id: 405
  9. (M) 1998-05-17 -- † 2000-11-29 Kala SSP id: 509
  10. (M) 1999-11-28 -- † 2002-06-07 Haji SSP id: 520
  11. (M) 2000-04-12 -- † 2000-04-12 Pete SSP id: 522
  12. (F) 2000-11-03 -- † 2007-06-08 Hansa SSP id: 528

Origin


Onyx (Big Mac) was born wild 1962, captured 1964 .


Comments / pictures

Onyx was born in the Assam Valley in northern India. Onyx, Tory and Dutchess, presented by Murray Hill, performed as a three act known as the "Mitie Mites." The combined weight of the Group did not exceed one thousand pounds at one point.

In June 1984, Onyx was transported to the Fort Worth Zoo for several days.

In February 1982, Onyx weighed 7580 pounds.
In April 1983, Onyx measured 10'1" tall at the shoulder, a length of 128 inches, a girth of 183 inches, a Skull width of 33.5 inches, a front foot circumference of 50 inches and back foot circumference of 46 inches.
In May 2002, Onyx weighed 12000 pounds.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Onyx (Big Mac), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Dickerson Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=623. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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