Abu
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Halle Zoo in Germany

♂ 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 ♂ 21 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 - owners
Present / last location:Halle Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

2006-07-20Halle Zoo
from Vienna Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-01-29: 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

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


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

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

Abu lives together with 4 other elephants at the Halle Zoo:
  1. Elani born 2019-09-20
  2. Pori born 1981
  3. Tamika born 2016-06-27
  4. Tana born 2001-05-04

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

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 ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Abu

Sire (f):
Tembo

Born: 1983

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Dame m:
Sabi

Born: 1985

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Comments / pictures

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


2006-07-20: Transfer to Zoo Halle




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

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Abu, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Halle Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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