Nidirah (Nadirah) an African savanna elephant at Disneys Animal Kingdom


♀ Nidirah (Nadirah)

Identification

SSP nr546

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 16 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2005-12-19 captive-born
Birth place: in Disneys Animal Kingdom
Birth weight 106.00 kgs, 233.20 lbs

Parents: Jack (Jackson) x ♀ Donna
Locations
Present / last location:Disneys Animal Kingdom, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2005-12-19Disneys Animal Kingdom

Document updated2008-12-28: Text, Source
2009-01-30: Birth through AI
2009-03-20: Management, Text
2010-04-29: corrected to natural birth
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Nidirah (Nadirah) is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), located at Disneys Animal Kingdom, in United States.

Nidirah (Nadirah) arrived Disneys Animal Kingdom 2005-12-19,

In Disneys Animal Kingdom, Nidirah (Nadirah) lives together with 9 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Donna born 1984
  2. ,
  3. Jabali born 2011-08-25
  4. ,
  5. Kianga born 2004-07-06
  6. ,
  7. Luna born 2010-05-20
  8. ,
  9. Maclean (Mac) born 1982
  10. ,
  11. Rafiki born 1979
  12. ,
  13. Stella born 2017-01-00
  14. ,
  15. Tsavo born 2008-06-28
  16. ,
  17. Vasha born 1985
  18. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Nidirah (Nadirah) was born captive-born 2005-12-19 at Disneys Animal Kingdom.

Parentage


Parents of Nidirah (Nadirah) are: ♂ Jack (Jackson) (father) and ♀ Donna (mother).


Siblings through the father Jack (Jackson):

  1. 1998-04-22 -- † 1998-04-22 (M) stillborn
  2. 1999-09-12(F) Victoria
  3. 2000-09-19(M) Callee
  4. 2004-07-06(F) Kianga
  5. 2007-03-18 -- † 2010-05-12 (M) Scotty
  6. 2008-06-28(M) Tsavo
  7. 2008-07-09(F) Angelina
  8. 2008-07-25(F) Zuri
  9. 2008-10-28 -- † 2008-10-28 () fetal death
  10. 2009-07-06 -- † 2009-07-07 (F) Lil Girl
  11. 2009-08-10(F) Zuri
  12. 2010-02-24 -- † 2010-02-24 () stillborn
  13. 2011-06-03 -- † 2021-04-10? (M) Lucas
  14. 2011-07-20 -- † 2019-03-26 (F) Kalina
  15. 2012-06-28 -- † 2019-03-19 (F) Nyah
  16. 2017-05-31 -- † 2017-08-30 () unknown
  17. 2019-09-02(M) Fitz

Siblings through the mother Donna:

  1. 2010-05-20(F) Luna
  2. 2017-01-00(F) Stella

Pedigree


Nidirah (Nadirah)s pedigree:
P I II III

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Donna

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Comments / pictures

"By the time Nadirah was born, the other elephants were accustomed to the calves, and they became very tolerant. "She became just this little princess," Lehnhardt says. "They allowed her to walk up to virtually any elephant and suckle. Very unusual, wed never seen that before."
John Lehnhardt

In 2003, the decision was made to move Donna, the sole African elephant in the Rio Grande Zoos six elephant group, to the Disney Animal Kingdoms elephant breeding program. At 21 years old, she gave birth to her first calf, Nadirah, a result of natural breeding with Jackson four months after her arrival. She was the fourth calf to be born at the park - three sired by Jackson and a stillbirth sired by Bulwagi.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Nidirah (Nadirah), an African savanna elephant at Disneys Animal Kingdom in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1527. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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