Iqhwa an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)

Female ♀ African Bush elephant (<em>Loxodonta africana</em>) Iqhwa at Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)

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Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 7 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)
ArrivalVienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn) 2013-09-04
Born:* 2013-09-04 captive-born through
artificial insemination
in Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)
Parents: Steve (wild) x Tonga (Rambo)
Siblings through the father Steve (wild):
  1. 2014-05-05(M) Sutton
Siblings through the mother Tonga (Rambo):
  1. 2003-05-25(F) Mongu
Iqhwas pedigree:
P I II III

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Tonga (Rambo)

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Document updated2013-09-05:�birth

2013-09-08:�father

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

Koehl, D., (2020). Iqhwa, an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn) in Austria. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=13551. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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