Kubwa is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Indianapolis Zoo, in United States.
Kubwa arrived Indianapolis Zoo 1978-03-06, relocated from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar), in United States.In Indianapolis Zoo, Kubwa lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)
Kubwa was born wild 1976, captured 1978 .
For six years, Kubwa was kept as a single elephant until the arrival of Ivory to the Indianapolis Zoo in September 1984. In 1998, she made history as the first African elephant to conceive via Artificial insemination, giving birth to Amali in March 2000, the second elephant in the world born via AI. She again gave birth via AI to Kedar in October 2005, the first elephant in the world to give birth to a second calf via AI. And in july 2011, she once again become mother to an AI born female elephant, becoming the first African elephant in the world to give birth three times via artificial insemination.
"Kubwa is a slender, tall elephant and can be identified by her narrow ankles and hairy ears." In June 2009, she weighed 7,900 pounds.
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