Nikolai an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Amsterdam Artis Zoo

Male ♂ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Nikolai at Amsterdam Artis Zoo

Nikolai. Artis Zoo 01/2007. Photo: © Peter Stolk
Nikolai
ID nr:EEP Number: 9310 -    SSP Number: 346 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 27 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Amsterdam Artis Zoo
ArrivalAmsterdam Artis Zoo 2018-06-16
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 2010-03-30
from Amsterdam Artis Zoo
Amsterdam Artis Zoo 2009-09-11
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 2008-04-01
from Amsterdam Artis Zoo
Amsterdam Artis Zoo 2003-09-25
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1999-07-15
from African Lion Safari
Born:* 1993-05-02 captive-born
in African Lion Safari
Parents: Tusko (Sobik) x Kitty (Mookee)
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 18 babies

  1. (M) 2009-01-10 -- † 2009-01-11 noname, EEP nr: 200901
  2. (F) 2010-05-07 Saphira, EEP nr: 201005
  3. (M) 2010-05-11 Nuka, EEP nr: 201006
  4. (M) 2010-07-25 Felix, EEP nr: 201009
  5. (M) 2010-08-06 Dinkar, EEP nr: 201010
  6. (F) 2010-12-09 Soraya, EEP nr: 201012
  7. (F) 2011-06-18 -- † 2015-12-08 Mumba, EEP nr: 201108
  8. (F) 2012-12-24 Amithi, EEP nr: 201214
  9. (F) 2013-03-13 Maly (Malay), EEP nr: 201307
  10. (F) 2013-10-27 Sitara, EEP nr: 201315
  11. (M) 2013-12-31 Taru, EEP nr: 201317
  12. (F) 2014-03-17 Yumi, EEP nr: 201404
  13. (F) 2015-05-20 Nang Faa, EEP nr: 201500
  14. (M) 2016-12-22 Thambi, EEP nr: 201612
  15. (F) 2016-12-23 Jenny, EEP nr: 201613
  16. (F) 2017-01-19 Meena, EEP nr: 201703
  17. (M) 2017-05-05 Ravi, EEP nr: 201710?
  18. (M) 2020-05-04 Vinh, EEP nr: 202009
Siblings through the father Tusko (Sobik):
  1. 1994-02-27(F) Natasha
  2. 2005-05-12(M) Tucker
  3. 2006-12-12 -- † 2010-06-22 (M) JP
  4. 2008-08-23(M) Sam (Samudra)
  5. 2012-11-30 -- † 2018-11-29 (F) Lily
Siblings through the mother Kitty (Mookee):
  1. 1998-05-04(M) Samson
  2. 2001-04-29(M) Johnson
  3. 2006-04-23(F) Emily
Nikolais pedigree:
P I II III

Nikolai

Sire:
Tusko (Sobik)

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Dame:
Kitty (Mookee)

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Document updated2009-03-25: Image, Text
2009-09-12: transfer artis
2010-03-31: transfer hannover
2018-06-16: relocated to Artis
Other sources claim that Buke was the father.
Nikolai was originally trained by Charlie Gray in Canada. He was worked in free contact while at Hannover the first time.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Nikolai, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Amsterdam Artis Zoo in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=749. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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