Tanya
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Colchester Zoo in United Kingdom

Biography
♀ Tanya

Identification

EEP nr8104

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Status:confiscated
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1981 wild
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2002-12-06
(dead † 2017-03-13)
Kito EEP id: 20013
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Colchester Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

1985-11-02Colchester Zoo
from Longleat Safari Park

Record history
History of updates2020-10-01

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography


Tanya is a living confiscated Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Colchester Zoo, in United Kingdom.

Tanya arrived in 1985-11-02 to the Colchester Zoo, relocated from the Longleat Safari Park, in United Kingdom.


Social

Tanya lives together with 3 other elephants at the Colchester Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Opal born 1982
  2. Tembo born 1983
  3. Zola born 1982

Offspring


  1. (M) 2002-12-06 -- † 2017-03-13 Kito EEP id: 20013


Origin

Tanya was born wild 1981 at Africa unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

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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References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tanya, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Colchester Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=54. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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