Kimba Lou
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in United States

♀ Kimba Lou


SSP nr211


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place: in Kenya unspecified location
Capture: 1984
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2015-10-18Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
from Lee Richardson Zoo

2006-12-13Lee Richardson Zoo
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

1984-11-27Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
from J. C. Schulz Inc.

1984-06-00J. C. Schulz Inc.
from Kenya unspecified location

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Kimba Lou is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in United States.

Kimba Lou arrived in 2015-10-18 to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, relocated from the Lee Richardson Zoo, in United States.


Kimba Lou lives together with 4 other elephants at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Jambo born 1983
  2. Kimba born 1977
  3. Lucky born 1980
  4. Missy born 1969


Kimba Lou was born wild 1982 at Kenya unspecified location, captured 1984 .

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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 Suvival 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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Kimba Lou, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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