Tamani an African savanna elephant at Kansas City Zoo


♂ Tamani
Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (544)
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2005-10-17 captive-born
Birth place: through
artificial insemination in Lowry Park Zoo
Birth weight 93.18 kgs, 205.00 lbs

Parents: Bulwagi x ♀ Ellie
Locations
Present / last location:Kansas City Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival

2015-10-05Kansas City Zoo
from Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham Zoo 2012-04-21
from Lowry Park Zoo

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Tamani is a Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Kansas City Zoo, in United States.

Tamani arrived in Kansas City Zoo 2015-10-05, relocated from Birmingham Zoo, in United States.

In Kansas City Zoo, Tamani lives together with 6 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Lady born 1968
  2. ,
  3. Lea born 1978
  4. ,
  5. Lois born 1978
  6. ,
  7. Megan born 1978
  8. ,
  9. Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) born 1978
  10. ,
  11. Zoe (Zoey) born 1984
  12. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Tamani was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2005-10-17 in Lowry Park Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Tamani are: ♂ Bulwagi (father) and ♀ Ellie (mother).


Siblings through the father Bulwagi:

  1. 2002-07-27 -- † 2002-07-27 (M) stillborn
  2. 2003-03-21 -- † 2003-03-21 (F) stillborn
  3. 2003-04-30(M) Louie
  4. 2003-11-24 -- † 2003-04-07 (M) stillborn
  5. 2005-05-13 -- † 2005-05-13 (M) Noname
  6. 2005-10-18(M) Kedar

Pedigree


Tamanis pedigree:
P I II III

Tamani

Sire:
Bulwagi

Sire:
Peter
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Mama
Sire:
Dame:

Dame:
Ellie

Sire:
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Dame:
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Comments / pictures

"Tamani," which means "hope" in Swahili, was chosen via a Name the Baby contest in which over 600 names were submitted by over 10,000 participants. He was the first elephant birth in the zoo's history.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Tamani, an African savanna at Kansas City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1363. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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