Tonga (Bibi)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Nuremberg Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tonga (Bibi)  dead elephant
Bibi,as she was called in Copenhagen. Totto is to the left. Copenhagen Zoo guide 1969.
Bibi,as she was called in Copenhagen. Totto is to the left. Copenhagen Zoo guide 1969.

Identification


Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 14 years old
Origin
Born:* 1964 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Death
Dead: 1978-05-11
Death reason: euthanised: discharging and necrotic injuries from foot tumour on the left front leg
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Nuremberg Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1969-05-20Nuremberg Zoo
from Johannes Künzler

Johannes Künzler
from C.H. Kragh

C.H. Kragh
from Copenhagen Zoo

1966-05-18Copenhagen Zoo
from C.H. Kragh

C.H. Kragh
from Kruger National Park

Record history
History of updates2012-09-18: new record
2018-05-03: prev location Kragh

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

† Tonga (Bibi) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1978-05-11 at Nuremberg Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as discharging and necrotic injuries from foot tumour on the left front leg.

Origin


Tonga (Bibi) was born wild 1964 at Kruger National Park.


Comments / pictures

Throughout the time in Copenhagen, Bibi was owned by the animal dealer Kragh.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tonga (Bibi), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Nuremberg Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 July 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4298. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Dr. Helmut Mägdefrau, Vice director, Zoo Nürnberg
  • Copenhagen Zoo through Stefan Aspegren 2008
  • Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
  • Elephants and Egotists by Patricia Sumerling
  • Elefanter i Köpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Erland Axel Wadsten
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