Missy an African savanna elephant at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

♀ Missy


SSP nr81


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Capture: 1971
Present / last location:Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2015-10-18Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
from Lee Richardson Zoo
Lee Richardson Zoo 2006-12-13
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens 1976-06-30
from Largo Wild Life Preserve
Largo Wild Life Preserve
from Africa unspecified location

Document updated2009-08-30: Previous locations, Birth, Text RE
2011-04-07: Previous location, Birth RE
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Missy is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), located at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in United States.

Missy arrived Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 2015-10-18, relocated from Lee Richardson Zoo, in United States.

In Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Missy lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Jambo born 1983
  2. ,
  3. Kimba born 1977
  4. ,
  5. Kimba Lou born 1982
  6. ,
  7. Lucky born 1980
  8. ,
  9. Malaika born 1986
  10. , (see detailed list).


Missy was born wild 1969 at Africa unspecified location, captured 1971 .

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In December 2006, the Lee Richardson Zoo sent both of their 24 year old female African elephants, Msichana and Mokala, to the Jacksonville Zoo as breeding candidates for the Species Survival Plan. They joined 23 year old female Sheena and 15 year old male Ali. In return, Missy and Kimba (36 and 24 years old respectively) were transferred from Florida to Kansas.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Missy, an African savanna elephant at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1279. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA


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