Kito
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Dvur Kralove Zoo in Czech Republic

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Kito  dead elephant


Taxidermy locationNaturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, Netherlands

Identification

EEP nr20013

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 15 years old
Origin
Born:* 2002-12-06 captive-born
Birth place: through
artificial insemination in Colchester Zoo

Parents: Tembo x ♀ Tanya
Death
Dead: 2017-03-13
Death reason: disease: heart failure
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Dvur Kralove Zoo, in Czech Republic

Date of arrival

2009-06-03Dvur Kralove Zoo
from Colchester Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-01-04: Location
2009-01-29: Birth
2009-03-15: typo corr.
2009-06-26: transfer 2009-06-03
2017-03-09: Elephant news links, Elephant Commentator Link
2017-03-14: death
2017-03-15: death reason; heart failure

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Kito is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2017-03-13 at Dvur Kralove Zoo, in Czech Republic, . Official death reason described as heart failure.

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Naturalis Biodiversity Center, in Leiden, Netherlands.

Origin


Kito was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2002-12-06 at Colchester Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Kito are: ♂ Tembo (father) and ♀ Tanya (mother).

Siblings through the father Tembo:

  1. 2001-04-25(M) Abu
  2. 2003-12-10 -- † 2003-12-10 () stillborn
  3. 2004-03-15(M) Jambo
  4. 2005-04-05 -- † 2005-04-05 () stillborn
  5. 2006-02-04 -- † 2017-07-03 (M) Thabo-Umasai
  6. 2008-03-01 -- † 2008-03-01 () stillborn
  7. 2011-10-08 -- † 2011-10-08 () stillborn

Pedigree


Kitos ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

Kito

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Tembo

Born: 1983

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Tanya

Born: 1981

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Comments / pictures

Kito, meaning "precious one" was the first elephant to be born in the UK through artificial insemination.



Kito on elephant-news.com

Kito is mentioned on Elephant News:

Articles where Kito is mentioned on elephant-news.com
DateLinks which opens in new window
2008-03-02 Jambo's leaving date is confirmed as tuesday 4th march! see kito and jambo playing together in their paddocks! - Elephant News
Popular elephant bids farewell to zoo - Elephant News
2008-03-05 Jambo's leaves colchester zoo on his journey to spain - Elephant News
2008-09-12 Elephants show how to have fun - Elephant News
2009-01-27 Opal the elephant is pregnant - Elephant News
2009-01-30 Elephant paternity mix-up at zoo - Elephant News

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Kito, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Dvur Kralove Zoo in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=56. (archived at the Wayback machine)


Sources used for this article is among others:

Links

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Internal relevant links

Kito mentioned on our sister website www.elephant-news.com

2008-03-02Jambo's leaving date is confirmed as tuesday 4th march! see kito and jambo playing together in their paddocks! - Elephant News
Popular elephant bids farewell to zoo - Elephant News
2008-03-05Jambo's leaves colchester zoo on his journey to spain - Elephant News
2008-09-12Elephants show how to have fun - Elephant News
2009-01-27Opal the elephant is pregnant - Elephant News
2009-01-30Elephant paternity mix-up at zoo - Elephant News

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Categories2017 deaths | Naturalis Biodiversity Center Taxidermy | 2002 births | With Pedigree | Elephants from Dvur Kralove Zoo | Czech Republic | African savanna elephants


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