Tonka an African savanna elephant at Knoxville Zoo

Male ♂ African savanna Tonka at Knoxville Zoo

Tonka. Knoxville Zoo 02/2008. Photo: © Amanda Pippin
ID nr:   SSP Number: 163 - 
Species: African savanna elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 41 years old
Body height: 3.14 meter, 10.3 feet
Body weight: 6818.18 kg, 15000.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Location:Knoxville Zoo
ArrivalKnoxville Zoo 1981-03-10
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale) 1981-00-00
from Kruger National Park
Born:* 1979 wild
Capture: 1981 ,
Document updated2009-01-02: Image RE
2010-11-21: Height, Weight RE
In November 2010, it was announced that Tonka measured 10'4" at the shoulder and weighed 15000 pounds.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Tonka, an African savanna at Knoxville Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 October 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA

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