Luka at Osnabruck Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Luka at Osnabruck Zoo

Photo © Daniel Sanchez, Terra Natura
Luka
Alternative name:Tasa
ID Number:EEP Number: 7307 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 45 years old
Body height: 3.15 meter, 10.3 feet
Management:Protected contact
People killed:2: keepers at Belgrade Zoo, early 1980s
Location:Osnabruck Zoo
ArrivedOsnabruck Zoo 2013-06-27
from Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm 2006-07-00
from Port Lympne Zoo
Port Lympne Zoo 1997-11-29
from Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) 1991-10-08
from Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park 1986-10-10
from Belgrade Zoo
Born:1973-04-13 captive-born in
Belgrade Zoo
Parents: Mita x Tisa
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 7 babies

  1. (M) 1990-11-22 -- † 1990-11-22 Hathi, EEP nr: 9004
  2. (F) 1995-01-23 -- † 1995-01-23 killed, EEP nr: 9510
  3. (F) 1997-05-06 Vishesh, EEP nr: 9702
  4. (M) 2002-06-30 -- † 2005-08-15 Sitang
  5. (F) 2005-04-11 May Tagu, EEP nr: 200504
  6. (M) 2005-05-28 -- † 2005-05-28 stillborn, EEP nr: 200505
  7. (F) 2005-07-12 -- † 2005-07-12 stillborn
Siblings through the father Mita:
  1. 1963-08-23 -- † 1970-12-31 (F) Cica
  2. 1969-06-11 -- † 1975-12-00 (F) Luna
Siblings through the mother Tisa:
  1. 1963-08-23 -- † 1970-12-31 (F) Cica
  2. 1969-06-11 -- † 1975-12-00 (F) Luna
Lukas pedigree:
P I II III

Luka

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Mita

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Tisa

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Document updated2011-11-28: removed Longleat as previous location.
2012-02-29: height
2013-06-30: transfer
Killed two keepers at Belgrade Zoo in the early 1980s.

Contradictory records:s
Some records state Luka was kept at Longleat before staying at Woburn, but this seems to be an error, citing his previous owner: When we brought him from Palik Zoo in Yugoslavia I thought he went straight to Woburn where he remained until John Aspinal bought him for Port Lympe.



Photo © Daniel Sanchez, Terra Natura

Sources, among others

  • http://www.zoo-osnabrueck.de/magazin/artikel.php?artikel=1763&type=2&menuid=63&topmenu=2
  • height: Henry Merker, Tiergarten-Forum
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Daniel Sanchez, Terra Natura

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