Iqhwa is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Vienna Zoo, in Austria.
Iqhwa arrived Vienna Zoo 2013-09-04, In Vienna Zoo, Iqhwa lives together with 4 other elephants with records as alive in this database:
Iqhwa was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2013-09-04 at Vienna Zoo.
Sire (f):Steve (wild)Born:
Dame m:Tonga (Rambo)Born: 1985
This is the first calf which was sired through artificial insemination with frozen sperm and its father is a wild elephant bull at Phinda Reserve in Africa. Through a novel technique which was developed by a team from Berlinï¿½s Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research the sperm gained in the bush was frozen and successfully thawed.
Vienna zoo says the sperm came from Steve, a wild bull elephant at the Phinda game reserve in South Africa's Kwazulu-Natal province. The baby's mother, Tonga, has been at the zoo in Vienna since 1998.
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