Tamani an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Kansas City Zoo

Tamani
ID Number:   SSP Number: 544 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Kansas City Zoo
ArrivalKansas City Zoo 2015-10-05 from Birmingham Zoo
Birmingham Zoo 2012-04-21
from Lowry Park Zoo
Born:* 2005-10-17 captive-born through
artificial insemination
in Lowry Park Zoo
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 93.18 kgs, 205.00 lbs
Parents: Bulwagi x Ellie
Siblings through the father Bulwagi:
  1. 2002-07-27 -- † 2002-07-27 (M) stillborn
  2. 2003-03-21 -- † 2003-03-21 (F) stillborn
  3. 2003-04-30(M) Louie
  4. 2003-11-24 -- † 2003-04-07 (M) stillborn
  5. 2005-05-13 -- † 2005-05-13 (M) Noname
  6. 2005-10-18(M) Kedar
Tamanis pedigree:
P I II III

Tamani

Sire:
Bulwagi

Sire:
Peter
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Mama
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Dame:
Ellie

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Document updated2008-12-20: Birth, Source RE
2009-01-04: Management, Text, Source RE
2009-10-04:�Text
2010-11-10:�corr weight
2012-06-08:�Transfer RE
2016-01-25: arrival date Birmingham
"Tamani," which means "hope" in Swahili, was chosen via a Name the Baby contest in which over 600 names were submitted by over 10,000 participants. He was the first elephant birth in the zoo's history.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Tamani, an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Kansas City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1363. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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