Tonga (Bibi) at Nuremberg Zoo (Tiergarten Nürnberg)

Female ♀ African Bush elephant (<i>Loxodonta africana</i>) Tonga (Bibi) at Nuremberg Zoo (Tiergarten Nürnberg)

Bibi,as she was called in Copenhagen. Totto is to the left. Copenhagen Zoo guide 1969.
† Tonga (Bibi)
ID Number:
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 14 years old
Dead date: 1978-05-11,
Death reason: euthanised: discharging and necrotic injuries from foot tumour on the left front leg
Location:Nuremberg Zoo (Tiergarten Nürnberg)
ArrivedNuremberg Zoo (Tiergarten Nürnberg) 1969-05-20
from Johannes Künzler
Johannes Künzler
from C.H. Kragh
C.H. Kragh
from Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have) 1966-05-18
from C.H. Kragh
C.H. Kragh
from Kruger National Park
Born:1964 wild in
Kruger National Park
Document updated2012-09-18: new record
2018-05-03: prev location Kragh
Throughout the time in Copenhagen, Bibi was owned by the animal dealer Kragh.

Sources, among others

  • Dr. Helmut Mägdefrau, Vice director, Zoo Nürnberg
  • Copenhagen Zoo through Stefan Aspegren 2008
  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Elefanter i Kpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Erland Axel Wadsten

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