Tonga (Bibi) an African savanna elephant at Nuremberg Zoo



 ☨ ♀ Tonga (Bibi)  
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.

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 14 years old
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Origin
Born:* 1964 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Death
Dead date: 1978-05-11
Death reason: euthanised: discharging and necrotic injuries from foot tumour on the left front leg
Locations
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
Copenhagen Zoo 1966-05-18
from C.H. Kragh
C.H. Kragh
from Kruger National Park

Document updated2012-09-18: new record
2018-05-03: prev location Kragh
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Description

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

Origin


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


Comments / pictures

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



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Tonga (Bibi), an African savanna at Nuremberg Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2020 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
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Elefanter i Köpenhavns Zoologisk Haave siden 1878, by Henning, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Erland Axel Wadsten

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    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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