African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Maya at Basel Zoo

♀ Maya


EEP nr9502


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1995 wild
Birth place: in Tuli Block
Capture: 1997 Tuli Block
Freight:Air cargo
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Basel Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of arrival

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

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

Record history
History of updates
2018-07-06: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2020-10-19 02:19:45
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Maya is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Basel Zoo, in Switzerland.

Maya arrived Basel Zoo 1999-01-15, relocated from African Game Services (Ricardo Giazza), in South Africa.

In Basel Zoo, Maya lives together with 3 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Heri born 1976
  2. ,   
  3. Rosy born 1995
  4. ,   
  5. Tusker born 1992
  6. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


Maya was born wild 1995 at Tuli Block, captured 1997 , captured at Tuli Block. and imported 1999, Air cargo

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Maya, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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