Zuri
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Kansas City Zoo in United States

Biography
♀ Zuri

Identification

SSP nr567

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 15 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2009-08-10 captive-born
Birth place: through
artificial insemination in Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo)
Birth weight 114.00 kgs, 250.80 lbs

Parents: Jack (Jackson) x ♀ Christi
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kansas City Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2023-10-19Kansas City Zoo
from Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo)

Record history
History of updates2010-01-17

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


Zuri is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Kansas City Zoo, in United States.

Zuri arrived in 2023-10-19 to the Kansas City Zoo, relocated from the Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo), in United States.


Social

Zuri lives together with 8 other elephants at the Kansas City Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Christi born 1986
  2. Lady born 1968
  3. Lea born 1978
  4. Lois born 1978
  5. Megan born 1978
  6. Tamani born 2005-10-17
  7. Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) born 1978
  8. Zoe (Zoey) born 1984


Origin

Zuri was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2009-08-10 at Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo).

Parentage


Parents of Zuri are: ♂ Jack (Jackson) (father) and ♀ Christi (mother).

Siblings through the father Jack (Jackson):

  1. 1998-04-22 -- † 1998-04-22 (M) stillborn
  2. 1999-09-12(F) Victoria
  3. 2000-09-19(M) Callee
  4. 2004-07-06(F) Kianga
  5. 2005-12-19(F) Nadirah
  6. 2007-03-18 -- † 2010-05-12 (M) Scotty
  7. 2008-06-28(M) Tsavo
  8. 2008-07-09(F) Angelina
  9. 2008-07-25(F) Zuri
  10. 2008-10-28 -- † 2008-10-28 () fetal death
  11. 2009-07-06 -- † 2009-07-07 (F) Lil Girl
  12. 2011-06-03 -- † 2021-04-10? (M) Lucas
  13. 2011-07-20 -- † 2019-03-26 (F) Kalina
  14. 2012-06-28 -- † 2019-03-19 (F) Nyah
  15. 2017-05-31 -- † 2017-08-30 () unknown
  16. 2019-09-02 -- † 2023-05-30 (M) Fitz
  17. 2021-07-18 -- † 2024-02-15 (F) Tsuni

Pedigree


Zuris ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Zuri

Sire (f):
Jack (Jackson)

Born: 1976

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Dame m:
Christi

Born: 1986

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Comments / pictures

Weighing 251 pounds and measuring three Feet tall at the shoulder, the newborn calf was the first African elephant to ever be born at the Hogle Zoo and the first elephant in over 89 years.

Zuri means adorable or beautiful in Swahili.

Zuri has her own blog at http://www.babyzuriblog.com.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Zuri, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Kansas City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4081. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories2009 births | With Pedigree | Elephants from Kansas City Zoo | United States | African savanna elephants


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