Iqhwa at Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)

Female African Bush elephant Iqhwa at Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)

Iqhwa
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Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 4 years
Management:Protected contact
Location:Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)
ArrivedVienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn) 2013-09-04
Born:2013-09-04 captive-born through
artificial insemination in
Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)
Parents: Steve (wild) x Tonga (Rambo)
Siblings through the father Steve (wild):
  1. 2014-05-05(M) Sutton
Siblings through the mother Tonga (Rambo):
  1. 2003-05-25(F) Mongu
Iqhwas pedigree:
P I II III

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Steve (wild)

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Tonga (Rambo)

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Document updated2013-09-05:�birth

2013-09-08:�father

2016-01-02: name
2017-03-25: link to EleWiki submitted
This is the first calf which was sired through artificial insemination with frozen sperm and its father is a wild elephant bull at Phinda Reserve in Africa. Through a novel technique which was developed by a team from Berlin�s Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research the sperm gained in the bush was frozen and successfully thawed.

Vienna zoo says the sperm came from Steve, a wild bull elephant at the Phinda game reserve in South Africa's Kwazulu-Natal province. The baby's mother, Tonga, has been at the zoo in Vienna since 1998.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/sep/08/eu-austria-elephant-birth/
  • Harald Schwammer, Vienna Zoo, http://www.zoovienna.at/news/das-elefantenbaby-ist-da/

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