Abu an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Halle Zoo

Male ♂ African Bush elephant (<em>Loxodonta africana</em>) Abu at Halle Zoo

Abu in Halle Zoo, 2016. Photo: Jan Jakobi, Germany
Abu
ID Number:EEP Number: 20004 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 19 years old
Management:Protected contact
People killed:1: elephant keeper Gerd Kohl, Vienna Zoo, 2005
Location:Halle Zoo
ArrivalHalle Zoo 2006-07-20
from Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)
Born:* 2001-04-25 captive-born through
artificial insemination
in Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)
Parents: Tembo x Sabi
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 7 babies

  1. (F) 2013-09-19 Tatu Chinara
  2. (F) 2015-09-22 -- † 2015-09-22 Ahorisha, EEP nr: 201500
  3. (F) 2016-06-27 Tamika, EEP nr: 201604
  4. (M) 2016-08-03 Ayo, EEP nr: 201605
  5. (M) 2018-07-07 -- † 2018-07-07 stillborn, EEP nr: 201804? (unconfirmed)
  6. (F) 2019-09-20 Elani, EEP nr: 201903
  7. (F) 2020-04-20 Kimana, EEP nr: 202005
Siblings through the father Tembo:
  1. 2002-12-06 -- † 2017-03-13 (M) Kito
  2. 2003-12-10 -- † 2003-12-10 () stillborn
  3. 2004-03-15(M) Jambo
  4. 2005-04-05 -- † 2005-04-05 () stillborn
  5. 2006-02-04 -- † 2017-07-03 (M) Thabo-Umasai
  6. 2008-03-01 -- † 2008-03-01 () stillborn
  7. 2011-10-08 -- † 2011-10-08 () stillborn
Abus pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2009-01-29: Birth
2011-03-18:corrected father
2011-05-01:corrected mother
2017-03-07: news link
2017-03-08: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2017-03-08: link to ele-wiki
2020-05-09: New picture

Abu with his mother Sabi (left) as small baby in Vienna Zoo. To the right is head of Tonga.
Photo: © Jutta Kirchner



2005-02-20: Abu killed Gerd Kohl, the head elephantkeeper in Vienna Zoo, and was transferred to protected contact.


Abu in Vienna 2006, just before departure to Halle Zoo. Photo: Jutta Kirchner, Vienna


2006-07-20: Transfer to Zoo Halle





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2006-07-21Vienna: elephant bull abu and mother sabi to halle zoo in germany - Elephant News


Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Abu, an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Halle Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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