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African Elephant.

Loxodonta Africana

Description:

"Timbu", the only African Elephant to have been sucessfully bred in a zoo in India."Timboo" is one of the best zoo specimens in the " Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens( Mysore Zoo)" in India.His large majestic tusks are an indication of his size and power, a beautiful specimen of his species.View the video.This is the best or one of the best zoo's in India.Seeing him , the meaning of the word "JUMBO" is understood.

Habitat:

Mysore zoo.

Notes:

Timbu was sucessfully mated and his offspring "Richi" is at present a magnificient 15 year old male tusker..Sadly, "Timboo" accidentally killed his mate by pushing her into the zoo moat.Recently, in January 2010 "Timbu" got violent and broke down this enclosure in which i photographed him in 2009.according to the zoo-keepers he misses his mate.

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3 Comments

ChandNair
ChandNair 11 years ago

Rudy..I agree with the feeling of "overwhelming" and "Jumbo" like you say...when I saw a wild African Tusker @ Masai Mara in the middle of the night, his sheer size and magnificence was awesome!...asian elephants are relatively puny by comparison....thnx for sharing

RudolphAndrewFurtado
RudolphAndrewFurtado 11 years ago

Emma, thanks for the compliments, agreed, akin to "Timbu", Alexandrine parakeet "Mittoo" is a rare kind of his species.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

Timboo is as cute as Mittooo

Mysore, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Nov 2, 2009
Submitted on Jul 26, 2011

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