Zuri an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo)

Zuri
ID Number:   SSP Number: 567 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 11 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo)
ArrivalHogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo) 2009-08-10
Born:* 2009-08-10 captive-born through
artificial insemination
in Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo)
Birth weight (kgs and pounds): 114.00 kgs, 250.80 lbs
Parents: Jack (Jackson) x Christi
Siblings through the father Jack (Jackson):
  1. 1998-04-22 -- † 1998-04-22 (M) stillborn
  2. 1999-09-12(F) Victoria
  3. 2000-09-19(M) Callee
  4. 2004-07-06(F) Kianga
  5. 2005-12-19(F) Nidirah (Nadirah)
  6. 2007-03-18 -- † 2010-05-12 (M) Scotty
  7. 2008-06-28(M) Tsavo
  8. 2008-07-09(F) Angelina
  9. 2008-07-25(F) Zuri
  10. 2008-10-28 -- † 2008-10-28 () fetal death
  11. 2009-07-06 -- † 2009-07-07 (F) Lil Girl
  12. 2010-02-24 -- † 2010-02-24 () stillborn
  13. 2011-06-03(M) Lucas
  14. 2011-07-20 -- † 2019-03-26 (F) Kalina
  15. 2012-06-28 -- † 2019-03-19 (F) Nyah
  16. 2017-05-31 -- † 2017-08-30 () unknown
  17. 2019-09-02(M) Fitz
Zuris pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2009-08-11: New elephant RE
2009-09-15: named Zuri
2011-06-11: SSP RE
Weighing 251 pounds and measuring three feet tall at the shoulder, the newborn calf was the first African elephant to ever be born at the Hogle Zoo and the first elephant in over 89 years.

Zuri means adorable or beautiful in Swahili.

Zuri has her own blog at http://www.babyzuriblog.com.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Zuri, an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Hogle Zoo (Salt City Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4081. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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