Abu
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Vienna Zoo in Austria

Biography
♂ 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 ♂ 23 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: 8 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

8. Born 2024-02-04 Simon EEP id: 202401
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Vienna Zoo, in Austria

Date of arrival

2023-05-25Vienna Zoo
from Halle Zoo

2006-07-20Halle Zoo
from Vienna Zoo

Record history
History of updates2021-11-16

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


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

Abu arrived in 2023-05-25 to the Vienna Zoo, relocated from the Halle Zoo, in Germany.


Social

Abu lives together with 4 other elephants at the Vienna Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Iqhwa born 2013-09-04
  2. Mongu born 2003-05-25
  3. Numbi born 1992
  4. Tonga born 1985

Offspring


Total: 8 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
  8. (M) 2024-02-04 Simon EEP id: 202401


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 Vienna 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 Vienna Zoo
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.com

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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, (2024). Abu, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Vienna Zoo in Austria. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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