Iqhwa
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Vienna Zoo in Austria

♀ Iqhwa


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Identification

EEP nr201304?

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 8 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2013-09-04 captive-born
Birth place: through
artificial insemination in Vienna Zoo

Parents: Steve (wild) x ♀ Tonga (Rambo)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Vienna Zoo, in Austria

Date of arrival

2013-09-04Vienna Zoo
Record history
History of updates2013-09-05:�birth

2013-09-08:�father

2016-01-02: name
2017-03-25: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2021-04-09 07:50:57
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Biography

Location


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:

  1. Mongu born 2003-05-25
  2. Numbi born 1992
  3. Tembo born 1985-00-00
  4. Tonga (Rambo) born 1985


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Origin


Iqhwa was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2013-09-04 at Vienna Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Iqhwa are: ♂ Steve (wild) (father) and ♀ Tonga (Rambo) (mother).

Siblings through the father Steve (wild):

  1. 2014-05-05(M) Sutton

Siblings through the mother Tonga (Rambo):

  1. 2003-05-25(F) Mongu

Pedigree


Iqhwas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

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Steve (wild)

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Tonga (Rambo)

Born: 1985

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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 Berlin�s 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.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Iqhwa, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Vienna Zoo in Austria. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=13551. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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