Twiggy at Toledo Zoo

Female ♀ African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) Twiggy at Toledo Zoo

Twiggy. Toledo Zoo 04/2014. Photo © Ben Whitebread
ID Number:   SSP Number: 473 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 33 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Toledo Zoo
ArrivedToledo Zoo 2010-02-14
from Baron von Uhls Wild Animal Circus (Julius von Uhl)
Baron von Uhls Wild Animal Circus (Julius von Uhl) 1990-00-00
from Four Bears Water Park
Four Bears Water Park 1989-00-00
from Richard Army MaGuire
Richard Army MaGuire 1988-00-00
from Jurgen C. Schulz
Born:1985 wild Zimbabwe
Capture: 1987,
Document updated2010-02-12: Previous locations, Text RE
2010-02-15: Transfer, Text RE
2010-08-10: PC RE
2014-04-23: Image RE
In February 2010, the USDA confiscated von Uhl's animals, including tigers, lions and his elephant. The USDA claimed the animals' living conditions weren't following the law. The 25 year old elephant was then transferred to the Toledo Zoo, joining 29 year old Renee and her son Louie.
This was the fourth USDA elephant confiscation, following elephants removed from John Cuneo, Lance Ramos and Willie Davenport.

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