African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sabi at Beekse Bergen Safaripark

♀ Sabi
Sabi in Vienna Zoo in 2006, just before departure to Halle Zoo. Photo: © <a href=Jutta Kirchner' >
Sabi in Vienna Zoo in 2006, just before departure to Halle Zoo. Jutta Kirchner


EEP nr8501


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1985 wild
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2001-04-25 Abu EEP id: 20004
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Beekse Bergen Safaripark, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

2009-07-21Beekse Bergen Safaripark
from Halle Zoo

2006-07-20Halle Zoo
from Vienna Zoo

1992-07-29Vienna Zoo
from Munich Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-07-29:transfer
2017-03-08: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2017-03-08: link to ele-wiki submitted

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Sabi is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Beekse Bergen Safaripark, in Netherlands.

Sabi arrived Beekse Bergen Safaripark 2009-07-21, relocated from Halle Zoo, in Germany.

In Beekse Bergen Safaripark, Sabi lives together with 7 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Bongi born 2005-06-03
  2. ,   
  3. Calimero born 1980
  4. ,   
  5. Carla born 1986
  6. ,   
  7. Madiba born 2016-05-04
  8. ,   
  9. Pina Nessie born 2013-08-11?
  10. ,   
  11. Punda born 1992
  12. ,   
  13. Yambo born 2004-03-29
  14. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


  1. (M) 2001-04-25 Abu EEP id: 20004


Sabi was born wild 1985.

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Sabi was the first elephant inseminated elephant cow in Europe, and her son Abu was the first european AI birth.

In Vienna, she was still in free contact, and was sometimes walked and ridden through the Zoo. Later, in Halle and Beekse Bergen, she has been managed in Protected contact.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Sabi, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Beekse Bergen Safaripark in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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