Kibo an African savanna elephant at Bioparc Valencia



♂ Kibo
Kibo and Shona. Photo: Markus Svedin, Boras Zoo
Kibo and Shona. Photo: Markus Svedin, Boras Zoo

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 43 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 7704
Body height: 3.10 meter, 10.2 feet
Body weight: 5300.00 kg, 11660.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1977-11-27 captive-born
Birth place: in Hannover Zoo

Parents: Tembo x ♀ Beira
Offspring
Total: 5 babies

1. Born 2001-08-13 Kwanza EEP id: 20008

2. Born 2003-03-29
(dead † 2004-12-09)
Pili

3. Born 2005-05-05 Panzi EEP id: 20035

4. Born 2008-08-11 M´changa EEP id: 200800

5. Born 2013-05-21 Jabu
Locations
Present / last location:Bioparc Valencia, in Spain

Date of Arrival

2013-09-00Bioparc Valencia
from Boras Zoo
Boras Zoo 1986-05-05
from Hannover Zoo

Document updated2013-10-16: correction present location
2018-09-15: link to EleWiki submitted
2020-05-12: weight and height
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Description

Location


Kibo is a Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Bioparc Valencia, in Spain.

Kibo arrived in Bioparc Valencia 2013-09-00, relocated from Boras Zoo, in Sweden.

In Bioparc Valencia, Kibo lives together with 7 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Matla born 2000
  2. ,
  3. Muti born 2001
  4. ,
  5. Miri born 2003
  6. ,
  7. Metzi born 2003
  8. ,
  9. Maya born 2004
  10. ,
  11. Jambo born 2004-03-15
  12. ,
  13. Manti born 2005
  14. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 5 babies

  1. (F) 2001-08-13 Kwanza EEP id: 20008
  2. (F) 2003-03-29 -- † 2004-12-09 Pili
  3. (F) 2005-05-05 Panzi EEP id: 20035
  4. (M) 2008-08-11 M´changa EEP id: 200800
  5. (M) 2013-05-21 Jabu

Origin


Kibo was born captive-born 1977-11-27 in Hannover Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Kibo are: ♂ Tembo (father) and ♀ Beira (mother).


Siblings through the father Tembo:

  1. 1968-06-04 -- † 1968-06-18 (F) Tangi
  2. 1973-03-29 -- † 1979 (M) Hannibal
  3. 1974-09-18 -- † 1974-09-18 (F) miscarriage

Pedigree


Kibos pedigree:
P I II III

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Tembo

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Beira

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Comments / pictures




Kibo as baby. Photo: Wayne A. Jackson, Canada.





Rolf Amelung, training the young africans in December 1981.
Photo: Wayne A. Jackson, Canada



During my practice in Hannover 1984 under head elephant keeper Rolf Amelung, Rolf told me they wanted to sell the bull. Back in Sweden I spoke with Boras Zoo who had two young african females, suggesting themto buy Kibo. The Zoologist Nisse Hillden found the idea good, and Kibo was sold to Borås Zoo in Sweden in 1986.
Dan Koehl



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Kibo, an African savanna at Bioparc Valencia in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=148. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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