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

Biography
♀ Tara

Identification

EEP nr9809

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1998-08-06 captive-born
Birth place: in Twycross Zoo

Parents: Chang x ♀ Tonzi
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2012-03-25
(dead † 2012-03-25)
stillborn EEP id: 201202
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Blackpool Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

2018-02-00Blackpool Zoo
from Twycross Zoo

Record history
History of updates2024-04-01:

Latest document update2022-03-18 06:16:32
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Biography


Tara is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Blackpool Zoo, in United Kingdom.

Tara arrived in 2018-02-00 to the Blackpool Zoo, relocated from the Twycross Zoo, in United Kingdom.


Social

Tara lives together with 5 other elephants at the Blackpool Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Emmett (Tundi) born 1991-07-10
  2. Esha born 2014-03-04
  3. Katie born 1969
  4. Minbu born 1985-01-00
  5. Noor Jahan born 1995-11-24

Offspring


  1. (F) 2012-03-25 -- † 2012-03-25 stillborn EEP id: 201202


Origin

Tara was born captive-born 1998-08-06 at Twycross Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Tara are: ♂ Chang (father) and ♀ Tonzi (mother).

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

Pedigree


Taras ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Tara

Sire (f):
Chang

Born: 1981-11-10

Sire ff:
Chieng Mai

Born: 1959
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:
Ida

Born: 1970
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Tonzi

Born: 1984-10-03

Sire mf:


Born:
Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:


Born:
Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:


Comments / pictures

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

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tara, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Blackpool Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1613. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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