Kibo at Bioparc Valencia

Male African Bush elephant Kibo at Bioparc Valencia

Kibo and Shona. Photo: Markus Svedin, Boras Zoo
Kibo
ID Number:EEP Number: 7704 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Male 40 years
Management:Protected contact
Location:Bioparc Valencia
ArrivedBioparc Valencia 2013-09-00
from Boras Zoo
Boras Zoo 1986-05-05
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1977-11-27
from
Born:1977-11-27 captive-born in
Hannover Zoo
Parents: Tembo x Beira
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 5 babies

  1. (F) 2001-08-13 Kwanza, EEP nr: 20008
  2. (F) 2003-03-29 -- † 2004-12-09 Pili
  3. (F) 2005-05-05 Panzi, EEP nr: 20035
  4. (M) 2008-08-11 M´changa, EEP nr: 200800
  5. (M) 2013-05-21 Jabu
Siblings through the father Tembo:
  1. 1968-06-04 -- † 1968-06-18 (F) Tangi
  2. 1973-03-29 -- † 1979 (M) Hannibal
  3. 1974-09-18 -- † 1974-09-18 (F) miscarriage
Kibos pedigree:
P I II III

Kibo

Sire:
Tembo

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Dame:
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Beira

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Document updated2013-10-16: 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.
Dan Koehl

Sources, among others

  • Wayne A. Jackson, Canada
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Dan Koehl
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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