Noor Jahan
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Blackpool Zoo in United Kingdom

♀ Noor Jahan


EEP nr9508


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 28 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
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Blackpool Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

2018-08-30Blackpool Zoo
from Twycross Zoo

1998-04-17Twycross Zoo
from Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)

Record history
History of updates2009-08-08: 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

Latest document update2020-11-06 00:01:21
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Noor Jahan is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Blackpool Zoo, in United Kingdom.

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

Noor Jahan lives together with 5 other elephants at the Blackpool Zoo:
  1. Emmett (Tundi) born 1991-07-10
  2. Esha born 2014-03-04
  3. Katie born 1969
  4. Minbu born 1985-01-00
  5. Tara born 1998-08-06

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Noor Jahan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Blackpool Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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