Sabi an African savanna elephant at Beekse Bergen Safaripark

Female ♀ African savanna Sabi at Beekse Bergen Safaripark

Sabi in Vienna Zoo in 2006, just before departure to Halle Zoo. Photo: © Jutta Kirchner
ID nr:EEP Number: 8501 - 
Species: African savanna elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 35 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Beekse Bergen Safaripark
ArrivalBeekse Bergen Safaripark 2009-07-21
from Halle Zoo
Halle Zoo 2006-07-20
from Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn)
Vienna Zoo (Tiergarten Schönbrunn) 1992-07-29
from Munich Zoo (Munchner Tierpark Hellabrunn)
Born:* 1985 wild Zimbabwe
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 2001-04-25 Abu, EEP nr: 20004
Document updated2009-07-29:transfer
2017-03-08: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
2017-03-08: link to ele-wiki submitted
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.

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Koehl, D., (2020). Sabi, an African savanna at Beekse Bergen Safaripark in Netherlands. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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