African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Omari at Basel Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Omari  

Identification


Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 14 years old
Origin
Born:* 1951 wild
Birth place: in Ruaha National Park
Capture: 1952
Imported:1952
Death
Dead: 1965
Death reason: euthanised: aggressive
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1966-01-13
(dead † 1982-11-30)
Ota
Locations
Present / last location:Basel Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1956-00-00Basel Zoo
from Circus Knie
Circus Knie 1956-00-00
from Basel Zoo
Basel Zoo 1952-11-01
from August Künzler Big Game Ranch
August Künzler Big Game Ranch 1952-00-00
from Ruaha National Park

Document updated2012-03-06: 
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Description

† Omari is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died at Basel Zoo, in Switzerland, from euthanised 1965. Official death reason described as aggressive. (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 1966-01-13 -- † 1982-11-30 Ota

Origin


Omari was born wild 1951 at Ruaha National Park, captured 1952 . and imported 1952


Comments / pictures

Attacked the elephant keeper in December 1965.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Omari, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3430. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Dr. Peter Dollinger, Zoo Office Bern, Switzerland.
  • Page 158-64, Jumbo auf dem Drahtseil - Elefanten dressuren von gestern und heute by Gerhard Zapf
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus, EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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  • Categories1965 deaths | 1951 births | Born in Tanzania | Breeding bulls | 1952 captures | 1952 imports | Elephants from Basel Zoo | Switzerland | African savanna elephants



    This document was updated: 2020-10-24 09:02:38


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