African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Poznan Zoo in Poland

♂ Nino
Elephant headkeeper Zoltan Takacs working with Szabolcs
Elephant headkeeper Zoltan Takacs working with Szabolcs
Alternative name: Szabolcs, Lotek, Ninio


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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 25 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1999-09-30 captive-born
Birth place: in Ramat Gan Zoo

Parents: Yossi x ♀ Norris (Mazal)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Poznan Zoo, in Poland

Date of arrival

2009-03-10Poznan Zoo
from Sosto Zoo

2006-04-20Sosto Zoo
from Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)

2003-07-10Warsaw Zoo (Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw)
from Ramat Gan Zoo

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Nino is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Poznan Zoo, in Poland.

Nino arrived in 2009-03-10 to the Poznan Zoo, relocated from the Sosto Zoo, in Hungary.


Nino lives together with 2 other elephants at the Poznan Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Kinga born 1987
  2. Kizia (Kizi, Kizior) born 1987


Nino was born captive-born 1999-09-30 at Ramat Gan Zoo.


Parents of Nino are: ♂ Yossi (father) and ♀ Norris (Mazal) (mother).

Siblings through the father Yossi:

  1. 1987-02-19 -- † 2000-05-01 (M) Junior
  2. 1987-04-04 -- † 1987-08-05 (F) Helinka
  3. 1987-04-04(F) Tammi (Tami)
  4. 1987-10-11 -- † 2013-04-10 (F) Stuvite (Stavit)
  5. 1987-12-01 -- † 1987-12-07 (M) Izik
  6. 1989-04-30 -- † 2024-02-24 (F) Yosepha (Josepha)
  7. 1990-01-21 -- † 1999-08-29 (M) Nipple
  8. 1990-02-25 -- † 2009-08-20 (F) Yoki
  9. 1991-01-13 -- † 2017-04-08 (M) Limbo
  10. 1994-05-24(M) Osh
  11. 1994-07-27 -- † 2013-04-10? (F) Issa
  12. 1994-12-01 -- † 2014-06-19 (M) Nissim
  13. 1996-10-21 -- † 2004-02-04 (F) Beauty
  14. 1997-06-03(M) Niko
  15. 1998-01-06 -- † 1998-01-06 (F) noname
  16. 2001-02-04(M) Leon (Yoni)
  17. 2001-05-03(M) Pembé (Babar)
  18. 2002-01-18(M) Akili
  19. 2004-05-06(M) Izik Jonathan
  20. 2005-05-25(M) Noah
  21. 2006-01-31(M) Boten
  22. 2007-09-04(M) Jumanee

Siblings through the mother Norris (Mazal):

  1. 1990-01-21 - † 1999-08-29 (M) Nipple
  2. 1994-12-01 - † 2014-06-19 (M) Nissim
  3. 1997-06-03(M) Niko
  4. 2002-01-18(M) Akili
  5. 2005-05-25(M) Noah


Ninos ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):

Born: 1974-08-11

Sire ff:

Born: 1961
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:

Born: 1961
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:
Norris (Mazal)

Born: 1969

Sire mf:

Sire mff:
Dame mfm:
Dame mm:

Sire mmf:
Dame mmm:

Comments / pictures

Ninio was transferred thorough four zoos in five years due to aggressive behavior with other female elephants. He was sent to Warsaw Zoo from his birth home of Ramat Gan. He lived there for three years until his aggressive behaviour led to his transfer to a zoo in Budapest before he once again returned to Poznan.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Nino, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Poznan Zoo in Poland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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