Noor Jahan an Asian elephant at Blackpool Zoo

♀ Noor Jahan


EEP nr9508


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1995-11-24 captive-born
Birth place: in Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2009-08-06
(dead † 2011-04-13?)
Ganesh Vijay EEP id: 200913

2. Born 2014-03-04 Esha EEP id: 201402
Present / last location:Blackpool Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2018-08-30Blackpool Zoo
from Twycross Zoo
Twycross Zoo 1998-04-17
from Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)

Document updated2009-08-08: Management, Text
2009-08-09: Baby born, Text
2011-04-17: alt name
2012-09-19: removed nickname Leggy Blonde
2012-10-26: PC
2018-09-02: transferred to Blackpool
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Noor Jahan is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Blackpool Zoo, in United Kingdom.

Noor Jahan arrived Blackpool Zoo 2018-08-30, relocated from Twycross Zoo, in United Kingdom.

In Blackpool Zoo, Noor Jahan lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Emmett (Tundi) born 1991-07-10
  2. ,
  3. Esha born 2014-03-04
  4. ,
  5. Katie (Sonya, Kati, Katsula) born 1969
  6. ,
  7. Minbu (Mimbu) born 1985-01-00
  8. ,
  9. Tara born 1998-08-06
  10. , (see detailed list).


  1. (M) 2009-08-06 -- † 2011-04-13? Ganesh Vijay EEP id: 200913
  2. (F) 2014-03-04 Esha EEP id: 201402


Noor Jahan was born captive-born 1995-11-24 at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp).

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2008-10-17: Noorjahan, an Asian female, at Twycross Zoo in the UK was confirmed pregnant via AI.

2009-10-06 A male baby was born. The sire is Emmet, an American born bull (Indy x Romani), at Whipsnade. Noorjahan is the first Asian elephant in the United Kingdom to conceive via Artificial Insemination.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Noor Jahan, an Asian elephant at Blackpool Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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