Abu an African savanna elephant at Halle Zoo


♂ Abu
Abu in Halle Zoo, 2016. Photo: Jan Jakobi, Germany
Abu in Halle Zoo, 2016. Photo: Jan Jakobi, Germany


Identification

EEP nr20004

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Management:Protected contact

People killed:1: elephant keeper Gerd Kohl, Vienna Zoo, 2005
Origin
Born:* 2001-04-25 captive-born
Birth place: through
artificial insemination in Vienna Zoo

Parents: Tembo x ♀ Sabi
Offspring
Total: 7 babies

1. Born 2013-09-19 Tatu Chinara

2. Born 2015-09-22
(dead † 2015-09-22)
Ahorisha EEP id: 201500

3. Born 2016-06-27 Tamika EEP id: 201604

4. Born 2016-08-03 Ayo EEP id: 201605

5. Born 2018-07-07
(dead † 2018-07-07)
stillborn EEP id: 201804? (unconfirmed)

6. Born 2019-09-20 Elani EEP id: 201903

7. Born 2020-04-20 Kimana EEP id: 202005
Locations
Present / last location:Halle Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2006-07-20Halle Zoo
from Vienna Zoo

Document updated2009-01-29: Birth
2011-03-18:corrected father
2011-05-01:corrected mother
2017-03-07: news link
2017-03-08: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2017-03-08: link to ele-wiki
2020-05-09: New picture
Random literature
Description

Location


Abu is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), located at Halle Zoo, in Germany.

Abu arrived Halle Zoo 2006-07-20, relocated from Vienna Zoo, in Austria.

In Halle Zoo, Abu lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Elani born 2019-09-20
  2. ,
  3. Pori born 1981
  4. ,
  5. Tamika born 2016-06-27
  6. ,
  7. Tana born 2001-05-04
  8. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 7 babies

  1. (F) 2013-09-19 Tatu Chinara
  2. (F) 2015-09-22 -- † 2015-09-22 Ahorisha EEP id: 201500
  3. (F) 2016-06-27 Tamika EEP id: 201604
  4. (M) 2016-08-03 Ayo EEP id: 201605
  5. (M) 2018-07-07 -- † 2018-07-07 stillborn EEP id: 201804? (unconfirmed)
  6. (F) 2019-09-20 Elani EEP id: 201903
  7. (F) 2020-04-20 Kimana EEP id: 202005

Origin


Abu was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2001-04-25 at Vienna Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Abu are: ♂ Tembo (father) and ♀ Sabi (mother).


Siblings through the father Tembo:

  1. 2002-12-06 -- † 2017-03-13 (M) Kito
  2. 2003-12-10 -- † 2003-12-10 () stillborn
  3. 2004-03-15(M) Jambo
  4. 2005-04-05 -- † 2005-04-05 () stillborn
  5. 2006-02-04 -- † 2017-07-03 (M) Thabo-Umasai
  6. 2008-03-01 -- † 2008-03-01 () stillborn
  7. 2011-10-08 -- † 2011-10-08 () stillborn

Pedigree


Abus pedigree:
P I II III

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Tembo

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Sabi

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Comments / pictures


Abu with his mother Sabi (left) as small baby in Vienna Zoo. To the right is head of Tonga.
Photo: © Jutta Kirchner



2005-02-20: Abu killed Gerd Kohl, the head elephantkeeper in Vienna Zoo, and was transferred to protected contact.


Abu in Vienna 2006, just before departure to Halle Zoo. Photo: Jutta Kirchner, Vienna


2006-07-20: Transfer to Zoo Halle




Abu on elephant-news.comElephant News: articles where Abu is mentioned on elephant-news.com

2006-07-21Vienna: elephant bull abu and mother sabi to halle zoo in germany - Elephant News



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Abu, an African savanna elephant at Halle Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:


Links

Internal relevant links

Abu mentioned on our sister website www.elephant-news.com

2006-07-21Vienna: elephant bull abu and mother sabi to halle zoo in germany - Elephant News

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