Tembo at Hannover Zoo

Male ♂ African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) Tembo at Hannover Zoo

Tembo and Wolfgang Ramin
† Tembo
ID Number:EEP Number: 5102 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 26 years old
Body height: 3.45 meter, 11.3 feet
Dead date: 1977-08-30
Death reason: euthanised: stepped on and fractured his own hindleg after anesthesia
Location:Hannover Zoo
ArrivedHannover Zoo 1963-05-31
from Firma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe)
Firma Ruhe (Tierhandelsfirma Ruhe) 1963-05-00
from Circus Knie
Circus Knie 1953-00-00
from Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo 1952-11-01
from August Kuenzler

from Ruaha National Park
Born:1951 wild in
Ruaha National Park Tanzania
Capture: 1952,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 4 babies

  1. (F) 1968-06-04 -- † 1968-06-18 Tangi
  2. (M) 1973-03-29 -- † 1979 Hannibal
  3. (F) 1974-09-18 -- † 1974-09-18 miscarriage
  4. (M) 1977-11-27 Kibo, EEP nr: 7704
Document updated2009-03-15:country origin, arrival dates

2009-11-13:picture

2012-02-29:height

2012-03-07:text
2017-03-09: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2017-03-09:
1963: Tembo left for Circus Knie after a few months and ultimately became breeding bull at Hannover ZooDr. Peter Dollinger, Zoo Office Bern, Switzerland

Until his death by 26 years of age, the bull Tembo was kept chained night time in the stable, which was possible due to the free contact management by elephant keeper Wolfgang Ramin.

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