Kibo an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Bioparc Valencia

Male ♂ African Bush elephant (<em>Loxodonta africana</em>) Kibo at Bioparc Valencia

Kibo and Shona. Photo: Markus Svedin, Boras Zoo
Kibo
ID Number:EEP Number: 7704 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 43 years old
Body height: 3.10 meter, 10.2 feet
Body weight: 5300.00 kg, 11660.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Location:Bioparc Valencia
ArrivalBioparc Valencia 2013-09-00
from Boras Zoo
Boras Zoo 1986-05-05
from Hannover Zoo
Born:* 1977-11-27 captive-born
in Hannover Zoo
Parents: Tembo x Beira
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 5 babies

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

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



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 list

Koehl, D., (2020). Kibo, an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Bioparc Valencia in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=148. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Wayne A. Jackson, Canada
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger
  • Dan Koehl

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