Tava at Wildlife Safari

Female African Bush elephant Tava at Wildlife Safari

Tava. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 08/2009. Photo: © Amanda Pippin
ID Number:   SSP Number: 372 - 
Species: African Bush elephant
Sex and age:Female 40 years
Management:Free contact
Location:Wildlife Safari
ArrivedWildlife Safari 2013-02-27
from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World) 1986-00-00
from Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)
Marine World Africa (Redwood shores) 1981-09-02
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale) 1981-00-00
from Kruger National Park
Born:1978 wild in
Kruger National Park
Capture: 1981
Document updated2009-11-15: Text, Image
2013-03-19: transfer
"Tava is a female African elephant. She was born in 1978 and weighs 8,500 lbs. She is our most intelligent elephant and is always keeping her trainers on their toes. Tava has been in a number of advertisements and even played a part in the movie "Coming to America" starring Eddie Murphy." Six Flags Elephant Encounter Information Display

2013-02-27: African elephant Tava arrives at Wildlife Safari Feb. 27.

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