Tusker an African savanna elephant at Basel Zoo


♂ Tusker

Identification

EEP nr9202

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 29 years old
Body height: 3.20 meter, 10.5 feet
Body weight: 6500.00 kg, 14300.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1992 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1995
Offspring
Total: 15 babies

1. Born 2005-06-03 Bongi EEP id: 20037

2. Born 2005-10-09 Kibo EEP id: 20040

3. Born 2007-07-13 Tika EEP id: 200700

4. Born 2008-01-13 Tamo EEP id: 200800

5. Born 2010-08-06 Tuluba EEP id: 201000

6. Born 2011-01-16 Uli

7. Born 2011-01-20 Shawu

8. Born 2012
(dead † 2012)
stillborn

9. Born 2013-05-13 Moyo EEP id: 201302?

10. Born 2013-08-11? Pina Nessie EEP id: 201303?

11. Born 2014-08-14 Jogi EEP id: 201400

12. Born 2016-03-17 Tuffi EEP id: 201601

13. Born 2017-12-00
(dead † 2017-12-00)
noname EEP id: 201706?

14. Born 2019-04-20 Gus EEP id: 201901

15. Born 2020-03-06 Tsavo EEP id: 202003
Locations
Present / last location:Basel Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2021-04-07Basel Zoo
from Rhenen Zoo
Rhenen Zoo 2019-05-28
from Wuppertal Zoo
Wuppertal Zoo 1995-08-02
from Kruger National Park

Document updated2020-05-12: height and weight
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Description

Location


Tusker is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), located at Basel Zoo, in Switzerland.

Tusker arrived Basel Zoo 2021-04-07, relocated from Rhenen Zoo, in Netherlands.

In Basel Zoo, Tusker lives together with 3 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Heri born 1976
  2. ,
  3. Maya born 1995
  4. ,
  5. Rosy born 1995
  6. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 15 babies

  1. (F) 2005-06-03 Bongi EEP id: 20037
  2. (M) 2005-10-09 Kibo EEP id: 20040
  3. (F) 2007-07-13 Tika EEP id: 200700
  4. (M) 2008-01-13 Tamo EEP id: 200800
  5. (M) 2010-08-06 Tuluba EEP id: 201000
  6. (M) 2011-01-16 Uli
  7. (M) 2011-01-20 Shawu
  8. (F) 2012 -- † 2012 stillborn
  9. (M) 2013-05-13 Moyo EEP id: 201302?
  10. (F) 2013-08-11? Pina Nessie EEP id: 201303?
  11. (M) 2014-08-14 Jogi EEP id: 201400
  12. (F) 2016-03-17 Tuffi EEP id: 201601
  13. (unknown) 2017-12-00 -- † 2017-12-00 noname EEP id: 201706?
  14. (M) 2019-04-20 Gus EEP id: 201901
  15. (M) 2020-03-06 Tsavo EEP id: 202003

Origin


Tusker was born wild 1992 at Kruger National Park, captured 1995 .



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Tusker, an African savanna elephant at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=831. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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