Tanya at Colchester Zoo

ID Number:EEP Number: 8104 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 36 years
Management:Free contact
Location:Colchester Zoo
ArrivedColchester Zoo 1985-11-02
from Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park 1984-00-00
Born:1981 wild
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 2002-12-06 Kito, EEP nr: 20013
Tanya was inseminated from the bull Tembo in Colchester, and gave birth to Kito, the first "test-tube" elephant to be born in Britain - this means he was created outside his mother's womb, but was then put inside her to continue growing. Kito was the fifth elephant in the world to have been produced as a result of AI.

Records about Tanya was updated
2009-03-15: arrival year

Sources, among others

  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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