Kibo
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Bioparc Valencia in Spain

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

Identification

EEP nr7704

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 44 years old
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 EEP id: 200302?

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

4. Born 2008-08-11
(dead † 2021-06-18?)
M´changa EEP id: 200800

5. Born 2013-05-21 Jabu EEP id: 201301?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Bioparc Valencia, in Spain

Date of arrival

2013-09-00Bioparc Valencia
from Boras Zoo

1986-05-05Boras Zoo
from Hannover Zoo

Record history
History of updates2013-10-16: correction present location
2018-09-15: link to EleWiki submitted
2020-05-12: weight and height

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

Location


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

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

Kibo lives together with 7 other elephants at the Bioparc Valencia:
  1. Jambo born 2004-03-15
  2. Manti born 2005
  3. Matla born 2000
  4. Maya born 2004
  5. Metzi born 2003
  6. Miri born 2003
  7. Muti born 2001


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Offspring


Total: 5 babies

  1. (F) 2001-08-13 Kwanza EEP id: 20008
  2. (F) 2003-03-29 -- † 2004-12-09 Pili EEP id: 200302?
  3. (F) 2005-05-05 Panzi EEP id: 20035
  4. (M) 2008-08-11 -- † 2021-06-18? M´changa EEP id: 200800
  5. (M) 2013-05-21 Jabu EEP id: 201301?

Origin


Kibo was born captive-born 1977-11-27 at 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 ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Kibo

Sire (f):
Tembo

Born: 1951

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Beira

Born: 1952

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Comments / pictures

 Kibo  African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Bioparc Valencia in Spain


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


 Kibo  African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Bioparc Valencia in Spain


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

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kibo, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Bioparc Valencia in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=148. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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