Tamani
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Kansas City Zoo in United States

♂ Tamani

Identification

SSP nr544

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 17 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 2005-10-17 captive-born
Birth place: through
artificial insemination in Lowry Park Zoo
Birth weight 93.18 kgs, 205.00 lbs

Parents: Bulwagi x ♀ Ellie
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kansas City Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2015-10-05Kansas City Zoo
from Birmingham Zoo

2012-04-21Birmingham Zoo
from Lowry Park Zoo

Record history
History of updates2008-12-20: 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

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Tamani is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Kansas City Zoo, in United States.

Tamani arrived in 2015-10-05 to the Kansas City Zoo, relocated from the Birmingham Zoo, in United States.

Tamani lives together with 6 other elephants at the Kansas City Zoo:
  1. Lady born 1968
  2. Lea born 1978
  3. Lois born 1978
  4. Megan born 1978
  5. Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) born 1978
  6. Zoe (Zoey) born 1984

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Origin


Tamani was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2005-10-17 at Lowry Park Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Tamani are: ♂ Bulwagi (father) and ♀ Ellie (mother).

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

Pedigree


Tamanis ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Tamani

Sire (f):
Bulwagi

Born: 1981-03-03

Sire ff:
Peter

Born: 1965
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:
Mama

Born: 1970
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Ellie

Born: 1982

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Dame mm:


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Comments / pictures

"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

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tamani, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Kansas City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1363. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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