Tanya an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Colchester Zoo

ID nr:EEP Number: 8104 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Colchester Zoo
ArrivalColchester Zoo 1985-11-02
from Longleat Safari Park
Born:* 1981 wild
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 2002-12-06 -- † 2017-03-13 Kito, EEP nr: 20013
Document updated2009-03-15:�arrival year

2017-03-09: link to ele-wiki submitted
2017-03-09: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2017-03-09: Elephant Commentator
Tanya was inseminated from the bull Tembo in Colchester, and gave birth to Kito, the first "test-tube" elephant to be born in Britain - this means he was created outside his mother's womb, but was then put inside her to continue growing. Kito was the fifth elephant in the world to have been produced as a result of AI.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Tanya, an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Colchester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=54. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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