Nikolai
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Munster Zoo in Germany

♂ Nikolai
Nikolai. Artis Zoo 01/2007. Photo: © Peter Stolk
Nikolai. Artis Zoo 01/2007. Photo: © Peter Stolk

Identification

EEP nr9310
SSP nr346

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 28 years old
Body height: 3.05 meter, 10.0 feet
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1993-05-02 captive-born
Birth place: in African Lion Safari

Parents: Tusko (Sobik) x ♀ Kitty (Mookee)
Offspring
Total: 18 babies

1. Born 2009-01-10
(dead † 2009-01-11)
noname EEP id: 200901

2. Born 2010-05-07 Saphira EEP id: 201005

3. Born 2010-05-11 Nuka EEP id: 201006

4. Born 2010-07-25 Felix EEP id: 201009

5. Born 2010-08-06 Dinkar EEP id: 201010

6. Born 2010-12-09 Soraya EEP id: 201012

7. Born 2011-06-18
(dead † 2015-12-08)
Mumba EEP id: 201108

8. Born 2012-12-24 Amithi EEP id: 201214

9. Born 2013-03-13 Maly (Malay) EEP id: 201307

10. Born 2013-10-27 Sitara EEP id: 201315

11. Born 2013-12-31 Taru EEP id: 201317

12. Born 2014-03-17 Yumi EEP id: 201404

13. Born 2015-05-20 Nang Faa EEP id: 201500

14. Born 2016-12-22 Thambi EEP id: 201612

15. Born 2016-12-23 Jenny EEP id: 201613

16. Born 2017-01-19 Meena EEP id: 201703

17. Born 2017-05-05 Ravi EEP id: 201710?

18. Born 2020-05-04 Vinh EEP id: 202009
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Munster Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

2021-07-02Munster Zoo
from Amsterdam Artis Zoo

2018-06-16Amsterdam Artis Zoo
from Hannover Zoo

2010-03-30Hannover Zoo
from Amsterdam Artis Zoo

2009-09-11Amsterdam Artis Zoo
from Hannover Zoo

2008-04-01Hannover Zoo
from Amsterdam Artis Zoo

2003-09-25Amsterdam Artis Zoo 2003-09-25
from Hannover Zoo

1999-07-15Hannover Zoo
from African Lion Safari

Record history
History of updates2009-03-25: Image, Text
2009-09-12: transfer artis
2010-03-31: transfer hannover
2018-06-16: relocated to Artis
2021-07-02: transfer to Munster

Latest document update2021-07-08 16:44:05
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Location


Nikolai is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Munster Zoo, in Germany.

Nikolai arrived in 2021-07-02 to the Munster Zoo, relocated from the Amsterdam Artis Zoo, in Netherlands.

Nikolai lives together with 4 other elephants at the Munster Zoo:
  1. Corny born 1996-06-04
  2. Kanaudi born 1967
  3. Ratna born 1992-03-23
  4. Tefi born 1966


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Offspring


Total: 18 babies

  1. (M) 2009-01-10 -- † 2009-01-11 noname EEP id: 200901
  2. (F) 2010-05-07 Saphira EEP id: 201005
  3. (M) 2010-05-11 Nuka EEP id: 201006
  4. (M) 2010-07-25 Felix EEP id: 201009
  5. (M) 2010-08-06 Dinkar EEP id: 201010
  6. (F) 2010-12-09 Soraya EEP id: 201012
  7. (F) 2011-06-18 -- † 2015-12-08 Mumba EEP id: 201108
  8. (F) 2012-12-24 Amithi EEP id: 201214
  9. (F) 2013-03-13 Maly (Malay) EEP id: 201307
  10. (F) 2013-10-27 Sitara EEP id: 201315
  11. (M) 2013-12-31 Taru EEP id: 201317
  12. (F) 2014-03-17 Yumi EEP id: 201404
  13. (F) 2015-05-20 Nang Faa EEP id: 201500
  14. (M) 2016-12-22 Thambi EEP id: 201612
  15. (F) 2016-12-23 Jenny EEP id: 201613
  16. (F) 2017-01-19 Meena EEP id: 201703
  17. (M) 2017-05-05 Ravi EEP id: 201710?
  18. (M) 2020-05-04 Vinh EEP id: 202009

Origin


Nikolai was born captive-born 1993-05-02 at African Lion Safari.

Parentage


Parents of Nikolai are: ♂ Tusko (Sobik) (father) and ♀ Kitty (Mookee) (mother).

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

Pedigree


Nikolais ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Nikolai

Sire (f):
Tusko (Sobik)

Born: 1971

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Dame m:
Kitty (Mookee)

Born: 1965

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Comments / pictures

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

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Nikolai, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Munster Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=749. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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