Tembo an African savanna elephant at Hannover Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Tembo  
Tembo and Wolfgang Ramin
Tembo and Wolfgang Ramin

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 26 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 5102
Body height: 3.45 meter, 11.3 feet
Origin
Born:* 1951 wild
Birth place: in Ruaha National Park
Capture: 1952
Imported:1952
Death
Dead date: 1977-08-30
Death reason: euthanised: stepped on and fractured his own hindleg after anesthesia
Offspring
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 1968-06-04
(dead † 1968-06-18)
Tangi

2. Born 1973-03-29
(dead † 1979)
Hannibal

3. Born 1974-09-18
(dead † 1974-09-18)
miscarriage

4. Born 1977-11-27 Kibo EEP id: 7704
Locations
Present / last location:Hannover Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1963-05-31Hannover Zoo
from Firma Ruhe
Firma Ruhe 1963-05-00
from Circus Knie
Circus Knie 1953-00-00
from Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo 1952-11-01
from August Künzler Big Game Ranch

from Ruaha National Park

Document updated2009-03-15:country origin, arrival dates

2009-11-13:picture

2012-02-29:height

2012-03-07:text
2017-03-09: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2017-03-09:
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Description

† Tembo is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Hannover Zoo, in Germany, of euthanised in 1977-08-30. Official death reason described as stepped on and fractured his own hindleg after anesthesia. (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 4 babies

  1. (F) 1968-06-04 -- † 1968-06-18 Tangi
  2. (M) 1973-03-29 -- † 1979 Hannibal
  3. (F) 1974-09-18 -- † 1974-09-18 miscarriage
  4. (M) 1977-11-27 Kibo EEP id: 7704

Origin


Tembo was born wild 1951 at Ruaha National Park, captured 1952 . and imported 1952


Comments / pictures

1963: Tembo left for Circus Knie after a few months and ultimately became breeding bull at Hannover ZooDr. Peter Dollinger, Zoo Office Bern, Switzerland

Until his death by 26 years of age, the bull Tembo was kept chained night time in the stable, which was possible due to the free contact management by elephant keeper Wolfgang Ramin.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Tembo, an African savanna at Hannover Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=48. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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