Sabi an African savanna elephant at Beekse Bergen Safaripark

♀ 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

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 8501
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1985 wild
Birth place:
Total: 1 babies

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

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2009-07-21Beekse Bergen Safaripark
from Halle Zoo
Halle Zoo 2006-07-20
from Vienna Zoo
Vienna Zoo 1992-07-29
from Munich Zoo

Document updated2009-07-29:transfer
2017-03-08: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2017-03-08: link to ele-wiki submitted
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Sabi is a Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Beekse Bergen Safaripark, in Netherlands.

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

In Beekse Bergen Safaripark, Sabi lives together with 6 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Bongi born 2005-06-03
  2. ,
  3. Calimero born 1980
  4. ,
  5. Carla born 1986
  6. ,
  7. Madiba born 2016-05-04
  8. ,
  9. Pina Nessie born 2013-08-11?
  10. ,
  11. Punda born 1992
  12. , (see detailed list).


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


Sabi was born wild 1985.

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

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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Sabi, an African savanna at Beekse Bergen Safaripark in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 March 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1985 births | Born in Zimbabwe | Breeding cows | EEP | Elephants from Beekse Bergen Safaripark | Netherlands | African savanna elephants

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