Sutton an African savanna elephant at West Midland Safari Park

Sutton
ID nr:EEP Number: 201400 - 
Species: African savanna elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 6 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:West Midland Safari Park
ArrivalWest Midland Safari Park 2014-05-05
Born:* 2014-05-05 captive-born through
artificial insemination
in West Midland Safari Park
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 100.00 kgs, 220.00 lbs
Parents: Steve (wild) x Five
Siblings through the father Steve (wild):
  1. 2013-09-04(F) Iqhwa
Suttons pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2014-05-23:�birth

2014-05-29:�text

2014-06-16:�name, and father

2016-01-03: unknown eep nr
2017-03-25: link to EleWiki submitted
The West Midland baby is Five's son, he was born on 5 May, weighing 100 kg. He's the first calf born at West Midland, and the second calf ever born by artificial insemination with sperm from a wild elephant (the sperm donor is in South Africa).

Five's son was named Sutton, after cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Sutton, an African savanna at West Midland Safari Park in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=16396. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Gillis
  • Paul van Rijswijk, Netherlands.

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