Tanya at Colchester Zoo

Photo © Petra Prager, Berlin, at Tanya on Elefanten-Fotolexikon
ID Number:EEP Number: 8104 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 36 years
Management:Free contact
Location:Colchester Zoo
ArrivedColchester Zoo 1985-11-02
from Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park 1984-00-00
Born:1981 wild
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 2002-12-06 Kito, EEP nr: 20013
Document updated2009-03-15:´┐Żarrival year

2017-03-09: link to ele-wiki submitted
2017-03-09: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2017-03-09: Elephant Commentator
Tanya was inseminated from the bull Tembo in Colchester, and gave birth to Kito, the first "test-tube" elephant to be born in Britain - this means he was created outside his mother's womb, but was then put inside her to continue growing. Kito was the fifth elephant in the world to have been produced as a result of AI.

Sources, among others

  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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