Samantha (Nekhanda) at North Carolina Zoo

Female African Bush elephant Samantha (Nekhanda) at North Carolina Zoo

Text and Photo: Carina Christiansen, freelance reporter, Canada
Samantha (Nekhanda)
ID Number:   SSP Number: 242 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 29 years
Management:Protected contact
Location:North Carolina Zoo
ArrivedNorth Carolina Zoo 2007-09-25
from Valley Zoo, Edmonton
Valley Zoo, Edmonton 1989-04-18
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Born:1988 wild Zimbabwe
Document updated2007-09-27
Samantha, born about january 1988, arrived from Zimbabwe to Edmonton (via Ferndale) as orphan the 18 April 1989, a little bit over one year old. Samantha has a typical bad attitude for a teenager. At the day for the visit she has thrown a big chunk of dirt on one of her keepers who stands more or less covered in mud.. She also constantly bugs her “mama”, Lucy.
Samantha is kept in protected contact since a few years.

Carina Christiansen, freelance reporter, Canada


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