Kibo and Shona. Photo: Markus Svedin, Boras Zoo
|Kibo||ID Number:||EEP Number: 7704 -|
|Species:||African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)|
|Sex and age:||Male ♂ 41 years old|
|Arrived||Bioparc Valencia 2013-09-00|
from Boras Zoo
Boras Zoo 1986-05-05
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1977-11-27
|Born:||1977-11-27 captive-born in|
|Parents:||Tembo x Beira|
|Offspring, year of birth, year of death:|
|Siblings through the father Tembo:|
|Document updated||2013-10-16: correction present location|
Kibo as baby. Photo: Wayne A. Jackson, Canada.
Rolf Amelung, training the young africans in December 1981.
Photo: Wayne A. Jackson, Canada
During my practice in Hannover 1984 under head elephant keeper Rolf Amelung, Rolf told me they wanted to sell the bull. Back in Sweden I spoke with Boras Zoo who had two young african females, suggesting themto buy Kibo. The Zoologist Nisse Hillden found the idea good, and Kibo was sold to Borås Zoo in Sweden in 1986.
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