Tanya at Cameron Park Waco Zoo

Female ♀ African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) Tanya at Cameron Park Waco Zoo

Tembo & Tanya. Cameron Park Zoo. Photo: © Jackson Sdah
ID Number:   SSP Number: 185 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Cameron Park Waco Zoo
ArrivedCameron Park Waco Zoo 2007-10-00
from Abilene Zoo
Abilene Zoo 1981-11-24
from Jurgen C. Schulz
Jurgen C. Schulz 1981-06-00
Born:1979 wild Zimbabwe
Capture: 1981,
Document updated2009-04-03: Management, Text
2010-01-17: Text, Image
At the time of her death, 49 year old Tanzy was the second oldest African elephant in North America. She had a history of aggression with the Abiliene Zoo's other elephant, Tanya. Tanzy had been transferred to the zoo in Texas from Oklahoma City to be a companion animal for Tanya, two months before the Oklahoma City Zoo purchased half sisters Asha and Chandra from the Dickerson Park Zoo in Missouri. Tanya was kept as a single elephant after Connie was relocated to the Springfield zoo as part of a building breeding program. Two months after Tanzy's death, Tanya was transferred to the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco, Texas, to replace Zoe. In October 2007, Zoe was transferred to the Kansas City Zoo under breeding loan arrangements, a Missouri zoo which held the largest herd of African elephants within the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

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