African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Beekse Bergen Safaripark in Netherlands

♀ Sabi
Sabi in Vienna Zoo in 2006, just before departure to Halle Zoo. Photo: © <a href=Jutta Kirchner' >
Sabi in Vienna Zoo in 2006, just before departure to Halle Zoo. Jutta Kirchner


EEP nr8501


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1985 wild
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2001-04-25 Abu EEP id: 20004
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Beekse Bergen Safaripark, in Netherlands

Date of arrival

2009-07-21Beekse Bergen Safaripark
from Halle Zoo

2006-07-20Halle Zoo
from Vienna Zoo

1992-07-29Vienna Zoo
from Munich Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-07-29:transfer
2017-03-08: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2017-03-08: link to ele-wiki submitted

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Sabi is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Beekse Bergen Safaripark, in Netherlands.

Sabi arrived in 2009-07-21 to the Beekse Bergen Safaripark, relocated from the Halle Zoo, in Germany.

Sabi lives together with 8 other elephants at the Beekse Bergen Safaripark:
  1. Bongi born 2005-06-03
  2. Calimero born 1980
  3. Carla born 1986
  4. Madiba born 2016-05-04
  5. Mosi born 2023-11-04
  6. Pina Nessie born 2013-08-11?
  7. Punda born 1992
  8. Yambo born 2004-03-29

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. (M) 2001-04-25 Abu EEP id: 20004


Sabi was born wild 1985.

Comments / pictures

Sabi was the first elephant inseminated elephant cow in Europe, and her son Abu was the first european AI birth.

Sabi in Beekse Bergen Safaripark
In Vienna, she was still in free contact, and was sometimes walked and ridden through the Zoo. Later, in Halle and Beekse Bergen, she has been managed in Protected contact.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Sabi, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Beekse Bergen Safaripark in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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