† Tembo is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1977-08-30 at Hannover Zoo, in Germany, . Official death reason described as stepped on and fractured his own hindleg after anesthesia.
Tembo was born wild 1951 at Ruaha National Park, captured 1952-09-21 . and imported 1952 by Basel Zoo
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.
Tembo left for Circus Knie after a few months and ultimately became breeding bull at Hannover Zoo
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