Saba Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Arnhem Zoo (Burgers Zoo) in Netherlands
Location Saba is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant ( , located at the Elephas maximus) Arnhem Zoo (Burgers Zoo), in Netherlands.
Saba arrived in Saba lives together with 1 other elephants at the Arnhem Zoo (Burgers Zoo):
2019-08-23 to the Arnhem Zoo (Burgers Zoo), relocated from the Kolmarden Zoo, in Sweden. ♀ Pinky born 1966 See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc. Origin
Saba was born wild
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Saba came to Zoo Le Pal in 1973, and was kept as single elephant until 1996, when she was joined by the Asian elephant Accra from Circus Krone in Munich.
In 2005 a new elephant facility was built in Le Pal, and the two elephants was transferred tp protected contact. They were also joined by a breeding group from Paris Zoo, but Saba, who had been alone elephant for many years, had difficulties to adapt to the newcomers, there was a lot of fights between the elephants and she missed the contact with humans.
In 2007 it was decided to bring her to Kolmarden Zoo in Sweden, where the two Asian elephants belonging to the Swedish king are worked in free contact.
She was transferred at 7th of November, and was straight away worked hands on in free contact.
Comments by Dan Koehl
This picture by Jutta Kirchner, photographer in Vienna Zoo, shows the Asian elephant cow Saba in Kolmarden, Sweden. After working more than 30 years with +65 elephants I discovered during 2008 that all hairs on forehead and trunkbase only grows at black/dark skin. Not a single hair grows on the pink area. But wheres theres small black points on the trunk, theres also hair.
I guess its the same with all elephants with light or pale skin on the trunk base, but I simply never discovered this fact before. I guess theres some connection between the hair sacks and the melanistic pigmentation, but Id sure be interested if anyone can give a scientific explanation on this one? So far, this has , to my knowledge, not been scientifically described.
2019-08-23: Transferred to Arnhem
Reference list ReferencesKoehl, Dan, (2021). Saba, . Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 October 2021 at Asian elephant ( Elephas maximus) located at Arnhem Zoo (Burgers Zoo) in Netherlands https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=933. ( archived at the Wayback machine) Sources used for this article is among others:
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