Bongi
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Beekse Bergen Safaripark in Netherlands

Biography
♀ Bongi

Identification

EEP nr20037

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 19 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2005-06-03 captive-born , number 1
Birth place: in Wuppertal Zoo
Birth weight 106.00 kgs, 233.20 lbs

Parents: Tusker x ♀ Punda
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2023-12-07 Ajabu EEP id: 202305?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Beekse Bergen Safaripark, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

2015-03-23Beekse Bergen Safaripark
from Wuppertal Zoo

Record history
History of updates2023-05-06

Latest document update2023-12-07 07:51:56
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Biography


Bongi is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Beekse Bergen Safaripark, in Netherlands.

Bongi arrived in 2015-03-23 to the Beekse Bergen Safaripark, relocated from the Wuppertal Zoo, in Germany.


Social

Bongi lives together with 10 other elephants at the Beekse Bergen Safaripark:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 2. ♀ Ajabu born 2023-12-07
  2. 3. ♂ Calimero born 1980
  3. 4. ♀ Carla born 1986
  4. 5. ♀ Madiba born 2016-05-04
  5. 6. ♀ Mosi born 2023-11-04
  6. 7. ♀ Pina Nessie born 2013-08-11?
  7. 8. ♀ Punda born 1992
  8. 9. ♀ Sabi born 1985
  9. 10. ♀ Tendai born 2024-02-19
  10. 11. ♂ Yambo born 2004-03-29

Offspring


  1. (F) 2023-12-07 Ajabu EEP id: 202305?


Origin

Bongi was born captive-born as birth number 1 2005-06-03 at Wuppertal Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Bongi are: ♂ Tusker (father) and ♀ Punda (mother).

Siblings through the father Tusker:

  1. 2005-10-09(M) Kibo
  2. 2007-07-13(F) Tika
  3. 2008-01-13(M) Tamo
  4. 2010-08-06(M) Tuluba
  5. 2011-01-16(M) Uli
  6. 2011-01-20(M) Shawu
  7. 2012 -- † 2012 (F) stillborn
  8. 2013-05-13(M) Moyo
  9. 2013-08-11?(F) Pina Nessie
  10. 2014-08-14(M) Jogi
  11. 2016-03-17(F) Tuffi
  12. 2017-12-00 -- † 2017-12-00 (unknown) noname
  13. 2019-04-20(M) Gus
  14. 2020-03-06 -- † 2022-11-21 (M) Tsavo
  15. 2021-08-16(M) Bumi

Siblings through the mother Punda:

  1. 2011-01-20(M) Shawu
  2. 2013-08-11?(F) Pina Nessie
  3. 2016-05-04(F) Madiba
  4. 2024-02-19(F) Tendai

Pedigree


Bongis ancestral Pedigree:
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Bongi

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Tusker

Born: 1992

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Punda

Born: 1992

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Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Bongi, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Beekse Bergen Safaripark in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=833. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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