Noor Jahan
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Blackpool Zoo in United Kingdom

♀ Noor Jahan


EEP nr9508


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 29 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1995-11-24 captive-born
Birth place: in Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2009-08-06
(dead † 2011-04-13?)
Ganesh Vijay EEP id: 200913

2. Born 2014-03-04 Esha EEP id: 201402
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Blackpool Zoo, in United Kingdom

Date of arrival

2018-08-30Blackpool Zoo
from Twycross Zoo

1998-04-17Twycross Zoo
from Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp)

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Noor Jahan is a living pregnant Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Blackpool Zoo, in United Kingdom.

Noor Jahan arrived in 2018-08-30 to the Blackpool Zoo, relocated from the Twycross Zoo, in United Kingdom.


Noor Jahan lives together with 5 other elephants at the Blackpool Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Emmett (Tundi) born 1991-07-10
  2. Esha born 2014-03-04
  3. Katie born 1969
  4. Minbu born 1985-01-00
  5. Tara born 1998-08-06


  1. (M) 2009-08-06 -- † 2011-04-13? Ganesh Vijay EEP id: 200913
  2. (F) 2014-03-04 Esha EEP id: 201402


Noor Jahan was born captive-born 1995-11-24 at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS camp).

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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.

2024-03-26: Mother and daughter Noorjahan and Esha are both pregnant and due to give birth in late 2024.

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2024-04-26 Blackpool zoo confirms 2 elephants are expecting babies - Elephant News

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Noor Jahan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Blackpool Zoo in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 13 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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