Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Luka at Osnabruck Zoo


♂ Luka
Photo © Daniel Sanchez, Terra Natura
Photo © Daniel Sanchez, Terra Natura

Alternative name:Tasa

Identification

EEP nr7307

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 48 years old
Body height: 3.15 meter, 10.3 feet
Management:Protected contact

People killed:2: keepers at Belgrade Zoo, early 1980s
Origin
Born:* 1973-04-13 captive-born
Birth place: in Belgrade Zoo

Parents: Mita x ♀ Tisa
Offspring
Total: 9 babies

1. Born 1990-11-22
(dead † 1990-11-22)
Hathi EEP id: 9004

2. Born 1995-01-23
(dead † 1995-01-23)
killed EEP id: 9510

3. Born 1997-05-06 Vishesh EEP id: 9702

4. Born 2002-06-30
(dead † 2005-08-15)
Sitang

5. Born 2005-04-11 May Tagu EEP id: 200504

6. Born 2005-05-28
(dead † 2005-05-28)
stillborn EEP id: 200505

7. Born 2005-07-12
(dead † 2005-07-12)
stillborn

8. Born 2020-12-21 Yaro EEP id: 00

9. Born 2021-02-11
(dead † 2021-02-16)
Kiron EEP id: 202102
Locations
Present / last location:Osnabruck Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2013-06-27Osnabruck Zoo
from Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm 2006-07-00
from Port Lympne Zoo
Port Lympne Zoo 1997-11-29
from Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens) 1991-10-08
from Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park 1986-10-10
from Belgrade Zoo

Document updated2011-11-28: removed Longleat as previous location.

2012-02-29: height

2013-06-30: transfer
2018-08-19: link to EleWiki submitted
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Description

Location


Luka is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Osnabruck Zoo, in Germany.

Luka arrived Osnabruck Zoo 2013-06-27, relocated from Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm, in Spain.

In Osnabruck Zoo, Luka lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Douanita born 1987
  2. ,
  3. Minh-Tan born 2017-07-04
  4. ,
  5. Sita born 2013-02-11
  6. ,
  7. Yaro born 2020-12-21
  8. , (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 9 babies

  1. (M) 1990-11-22 -- † 1990-11-22 Hathi EEP id: 9004
  2. (F) 1995-01-23 -- † 1995-01-23 killed EEP id: 9510
  3. (F) 1997-05-06 Vishesh EEP id: 9702
  4. (M) 2002-06-30 -- † 2005-08-15 Sitang
  5. (F) 2005-04-11 May Tagu EEP id: 200504
  6. (M) 2005-05-28 -- † 2005-05-28 stillborn EEP id: 200505
  7. (F) 2005-07-12 -- † 2005-07-12 stillborn
  8. (M) 2020-12-21 Yaro EEP id: 00
  9. (M) 2021-02-11 -- † 2021-02-16 Kiron EEP id: 202102

Origin


Luka was born captive-born 1973-04-13 at Belgrade Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Luka are: ♂ Mita (father) and ♀ Tisa (mother).


Siblings through the father Mita:

  1. 1963-08-23 -- † 1970-12-31 (F) Cica
  2. 1969-06-11 -- † 1975-12-00 (F) Luna

Siblings through the mother Tisa:

  1. 1963-08-23 - † 1970-12-31 (F) Cica
  2. 1969-06-11 - † 1975-12-00 (F) Luna

Pedigree


Lukas ancestral Pedigree:
P I II III

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Comments / pictures

Killed two keepers at Belgrade Zoo in the early 1980s.

Contradictory records:s
Some records state Luka was kept at Longleat before staying at Woburn, but this seems to be an error, citing his previous owner: When we brought him from Palik Zoo in Yugoslavia I thought he went straight to Woburn where he remained until John Aspinal bought him for Port Lympe.



Photo © Daniel Sanchez, Terra Natura



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Luka, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Osnabruck Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 August 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=682. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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