Congo at Dallas Zoo

Congo
ID Number:   SSP Number: 443 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Dallas Zoo
ArrivedDallas Zoo 2010-03-00
from Animal Encounters (Doug Terranova)
Animal Encounters (Doug Terranova) 1996-04-00
from Perry’s Wilderness Ranch & Zoo (Craig Perry)
Perry’s Wilderness Ranch & Zoo (Craig Perry) 1992-00-00
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Born:1978 wild
Capture: 1983,
Document updated2009-01-28: Previous locations, SSP, Birth RE
2009-03-02: Text, Image RE
2010-03-09: transfer
2010-09-25: Management, Text RE
While with her second owner, Congo lost the end of her tail to frostbite. Her left tusk was surgically removed after it broke under the gumline.

In March 2010, the Dallas Zoo purchased two elephants from private owner Doug Terranova. Congo and Kamba joined the zoo's other two elephants, Jenny and Gypsy, as part of the zoo's new expanded, state-of-the-art Giants of the Savanna facility. Upon their arrival, Congo and Kamba were transitioned from Free to Protected Contact per the Dallas Zoo's management philosophy.

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