Motty at Chester Zoo

Male asian elephant x african bush elephant (cross-breed) Motty at Chester Zoo

† Motty
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Species: asian elephant x african bush elephant (cross-breed)
Sex and age:Male < 1 years
Dead date: 1978-07-21
Death reason: disease: umbilical infection
Location:Chester Zoo
ArrivedChester Zoo 1978-07-11
Born:1978-07-11 captive-born in
Chester Zoo
Parents: Jumbolino (Bubbles) x Sheba
Siblings through the mother Sheba:
  1. 1974-10-28 -- † 1974-10-26 (M) miscarriage
Mottys pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2007-03-09
Named Motty after George Mottershead, who founded Chester Zoo in 1930, when he brought his family to live in Oakfield House at Upton-by-Chester in Cheshire. (Paul A. Rees)

Motty is the only crossbreed ever between african and asian elepahant. Read more about Motty at Motty the elephant crossbreed: Loxodonta africana x Elephas maximus



Sources, among others

  • Derek Lyon, prev. Vet Chester Zoo
  • Rees, P. A. (2001). A history of the National Elephant Centre, Chester Zoo. International Zoo News. 48(30: 170-183.

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