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African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) in United States

♀ Mundi


SSP nr539


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place: in Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve)
Capture: 1984
Imported:1984 by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
Freight:Air, private Boeing 707
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), in United States

Date of arrival

2023-05-12Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA)
from Mayaguez Zoo (Juan A. Rivero Zoo)

1988-04-05Mayaguez Zoo (Juan A. Rivero Zoo)
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)

Record history
History of updates2009-01-28: Management

2010-05-22: ASMP Nr, prev. location

2018-06-20: link to EleWiki submitted

2023-05-21: link to http://www.elephant-news.com/index.php?id=7902

Latest document update2023-05-21 11:44:22
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Mundi is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), in United States.

Mundi arrived in 2023-05-12 to the Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA), relocated from the Mayaguez Zoo (Juan A. Rivero Zoo), in Puerto Rico.

Mundi lives together with 2 other elephants at the Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA):
  1. Bo born 1987-01-22
  2. Tarra (Fluffie) born 1974

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Mundi was born wild 1982 at Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve), captured 1984 . and imported 1984 by Jumbolair (Arthur Jones), Air, private Boeing 707

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2023: Mundi, a 41-year-old female African elephant, is 8′ tall and weighs 8,000 pounds. She was born in 1982 in Zimbabwe and was one of the 68 young elephants brought to the United States in a rescue mission.

She was then sold to the island zoo in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, where she lived in isolation for 35 years in a 1/4 exhibit yard and was chained nightly, according to Elephant Aid International.

After many efforts of trying to rescue Muhdi, she is now expected to arrive at the Elephant Refuge North America in May. 4, where she will live with two other rescued elephants named Bo, a 34-year-old male, and Tarra, a 49-year-old female.

Mundi on elephant-news.com

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Iconic elephant says goodbye to infamous puerto rican zoo - Elephant News

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Mundi, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 May 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1192. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Iconic elephant says goodbye to infamous puerto rican zoo - Elephant News

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Categories1982 births | Born in Zimbabwe | 1984 captures | 1984 imports | Elephants from Elephant Refuge North America (ERNA) | United States | African savanna elephants

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