Batir (Skeeter) an African savanna elephant at North Carolina Zoo



♀ Batir (Skeeter)
Skeeter. Riddle
Skeeter. Riddle's Elephant Sanctuary 08/2004. Photo: © Ryan Easley

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 18 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (519)
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2002-01-21 captive-born
Birth place: in Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

Parents: Willie x ♀ Tonga
Locations
Present / last location:North Carolina Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival

2007-10-28Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

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Batir (Skeeter) is a Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in North Carolina Zoo, in United States.

Batir (Skeeter) arrived in North Carolina Zoo 2007-10-28, relocated from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States.

In North Carolina Zoo, Batir (Skeeter) lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. CSar (Flapjack) born 1974
  2. ,
  3. Tonga born 1978
  4. ,
  5. Rafiki born 1981
  6. ,
  7. Artie (Aardvark) born 1983
  8. ,
  9. Samantha (Nekhanda) born 1988
  10. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Batir (Skeeter) was born captive-born 2002-01-21 in Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Parentage


Parents of Batir (Skeeter) are: ♂ Willie (father) and ♀ Tonga (mother).


Siblings through the father Willie:

  1. 2003-04-16 -- † 2018-12-12 (M) Max (Maximus)
  2. 2007-12-08 -- † 2019-02-09 (F) Miss Bets
  3. 2008-03-19(M) Samson

Pedigree


Batir (Skeeter)s pedigree:
P I II III

Batir (Skeeter)

Sire:
Willie

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Dame:
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Dame:

Dame:
Tonga

Sire:
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Dame:
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Comments / pictures

Artie, Tonga and her daughter Batir were sold to the North Carolina Zoo in October 2007. They were transported by Eddie Novak and subsequently transitioned to protected contact at the new facility. During the transport Skeeter broke off a tusk, which was later surgically removed after a failed repair effort.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Batir (Skeeter), an African savanna at North Carolina Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1718. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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