Noor Jahan an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Blackpool Zoo

Female ♀ Asian elephant (<em>Elephas maximus</em>) Noor Jahan at Blackpool Zoo

Noor Jahan
ID Number:EEP Number: 9508 - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 25 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Blackpool Zoo
ArrivalBlackpool Zoo 2018-08-30 from Twycross Zoo
Twycross Zoo 1998-04-17
from Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
Born:* 1995-11-24 captive-born
in Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 2009-08-06 -- † 2011-04-13? Ganesh Vijay, EEP nr: 200913
  2. (F) 2014-03-04 Esha, EEP nr: 201402
Document updated2009-08-08: Management, Text
2009-08-09: Baby born, Text
2011-04-17: alt name
2012-09-19: removed nickname Leggy Blonde
2012-10-26: PC
2018-09-02: transferred to Blackpool
2008-10-17: Noorjahan, an Asian female, at Twycross Zoo in the UK was confirmed pregnant via AI.

2009-10-06 A male baby was born. The sire is Emmet, an American born bull (Indy x Romani), at Whipsnade. Noorjahan is the first Asian elephant in the United Kingdom to conceive via Artificial Insemination.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Noor Jahan, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Blackpool Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1610. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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