African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Dresden Zoo in Germany

♀ Sawu
Alternative name: Lulu


EEP nr9908


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 28 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1996 wild
Birth place: in Tuli Block
Capture: 1997
Imported:1999 by Dresden Zoo
Freight:Air cargo
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Dresden Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1999-01-13Dresden Zoo
from African Game Services (Ricardo Giazza)

1998-07-00African Game Services (Ricardo Giazza)
from Tuli Block

Record history
History of updates2023-05-20

Latest document update2021-09-18 17:12:16
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Sawu is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Dresden Zoo, in Germany.

Sawu arrived in 1999-01-13 to the Dresden Zoo, relocated from the African Game Services (Ricardo Giazza), in South Africa.


Sawu lives together with 3 other elephants at the Dresden Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Drumbo born 1990
  2. Mogli born 1995
  3. Tonga born 1989

Affiliated people

1: Dan Koehl (elephant keeper from 1999 to 1999)


Sawu was born wild 1996 at Tuli Block, captured 1997 . and imported 1999 by Dresden Zoo, Air cargo

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Sawu, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Dresden Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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Categories1996 births | Born in Botswana | EEP | 1997 captures | 1999 imports | Elephants from Dresden Zoo | Germany | African savanna elephants

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