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African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Boras Zoo in Sweden

♂ Yoga

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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 27 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1996 wild
Birth place: in Tuli Block
Capture: 1997 Tuli Block
Imported:1999 by Basel Zoo
Freight:Air cargo
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 2017-04-14 Chindi EEP id: 201702?

2. Born 2017-06-23 Majira EEP id: 201703?

3. Born 2021-03-26
(dead † 2021-04-08?)
Unnamed EEP id: 202102?

4. Born 2021-04-05 Kojo EEP id: 202103?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Boras Zoo, in Sweden

Date of arrival

2013-10-25Boras Zoo
from Basel Zoo

1999-01-15Basel Zoo
from African Game Services (Ricardo Giazza)

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

Record history
History of updates2013-10-31: transfer

Latest document update2021-09-25 12:37:57
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Yoga is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Boras Zoo, in Sweden.

Yoga arrived in 2013-10-25 to the Boras Zoo, relocated from the Basel Zoo, in Switzerland.

Yoga lives together with 5 other elephants at the Boras Zoo:
  1. Chindi born 2017-04-14
  2. Dudu born 1990
  3. Kojo born 2021-04-05
  4. Majira born 2017-06-23
  5. Panzi born 2005-05-05

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


Total: 4 babies

  1. (F) 2017-04-14 Chindi EEP id: 201702?
  2. (F) 2017-06-23 Majira EEP id: 201703?
  3. (F) 2021-03-26 -- † 2021-04-08? Unnamed EEP id: 202102?
  4. (M) 2021-04-05 Kojo EEP id: 202103?


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

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Yoga, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Boras Zoo in Sweden. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1356. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • http://www.zoobasel.ch/en/
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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