Batir (Skeeter) an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at North Carolina Zoo

Female ♀ African Bush elephant (<em>Loxodonta africana</em>) Batir (Skeeter) at North Carolina Zoo

Skeeter. Riddle's Elephant Sanctuary 08/2004. Photo: © Ryan Easley
Batir (Skeeter)
ID nr:   SSP Number: 519 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 18 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:North Carolina Zoo
ArrivalNorth Carolina Zoo 2007-10-28
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Born:* 2002-01-21 captive-born
in Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
Parents: Willie x Tonga
Siblings through the father Willie:
  1. 2003-04-16 -- † 2018-12-12 (M) Max (Maximus)
  2. 2007-12-08 -- † 2019-02-09 (F) Miss Bets
  3. 2008-03-19(M) Samson
Batir (Skeeter)s pedigree:
P I II III

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Tonga

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Document updated2009-01-30: Text
2009-09-11: Text, Image
Artie, Tonga and her daughter Batir were sold to the North Carolina Zoo in October 2007. They were transported by Eddie Novak and subsequently transitioned to protected contact at the new facility. During the transport Skeeter broke off a tusk, which was later surgically removed after a failed repair effort.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Batir (Skeeter), an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at North Carolina Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1718. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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