Tara an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Blackpool Zoo

Tara
ID nr:EEP Number: 9809 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 22 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Blackpool Zoo
ArrivalBlackpool Zoo 2018-02-00 from Twycross Zoo
Born:* 1998-08-06 captive-born
in Twycross Zoo
Parents: Chang x Tonzi
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 2012-03-25 -- † 2012-03-25 stillborn, EEP nr: 201202
Siblings through the father Chang:
  1. -- † 2012 () stillborn fetus still in utero
  2. 1993-09-09 -- † 1993-09-09 (F) killed
  3. 1995-12-19 -- † 1997-05-25 (F) Karha
  4. 1997-12-31 -- † 2018-09-07 (F) Sithami
  5. 1998-04-25 -- † 1998-04-25 (M) stillborn
  6. 1998-08-27(F) Karishma
  7. 2000-07-18(M) Po Chin
  8. 2000-10-07(M) Assam
  9. 2004-03-05 -- † 2004-03-05 (F) stillborn
  10. 2004-10-10 -- † 2017-10-30 (M) Tunga
  11. 2008-05-04 -- † 2015-11-30 (F) Jade
  12. 2009-05-00 -- † 2009-05-00 (F) miscarriage
  13. 2010-11-01 -- † 2010-11-01 () stillborn
  14. 2014-03-19(M) Tom
  15. 2015-05-20 -- † 2015-05-20 (M) Baby Q
  16. 2015-06-16 -- † 2018-05-27 (F) Qiyo
  17. 2017-12-25(F) Suki
  18. 2018-01-13(F) Tun Kai
  19. 2018-04-11 -- † 2018-06-26 (M) Tarzen
  20. 2020-10-01(F) Mun
Taras pedigree:
P I II III

Tara

Sire:
Chang

Sire:
Chieng Mai
Sire:
Dame:
Dame:
Ida
Sire:
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Dame:
Tonzi

Sire:
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Dame:
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Document updated2009-08-08: Previous locations, Management, Text RE
2010-12-18: Pregnant RE
2012-03-29: stillborn calf
2012-10-26: PC
2018-02-28: transfer
2018-03-02: link to EleWiki submitted by IP address 89.107.209.212
2018-03-02: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager)
2018-03-21: corrected location
Tara was conceived at the Chester Zoo before her mother was transported back to the Twycross Zoo. The pregnancy lasted 651 days and Tonzi was in labor for 42 hours.

Tara was artificially inseminated with semen collected from the Woburn Zoo's bull Rajah.

2012: She gave birth to a stillborn calf 2012-03-25.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Tara, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Blackpool Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1613. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Alan Bates, Curator, Twycross Zoo
  • Ryan Easley, USA
  • John Gibson

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