African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Basel Zoo in Switzerland

♀ Rosy


EEP nr9503


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 29 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1995 wild
Birth place: in Tuli Block
Capture: 1997 Tuli Block
Imported:1999 by Basel Zoo
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
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2018-07-08: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2021-09-25 12:36:15
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Rosy is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Basel Zoo, in Switzerland.

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


Rosy lives together with 2 other elephants at the Basel Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Heri born 1976
  2. Maya born 1995


Rosy was born wild 1995 at Tuli Block, captured 1997 , captured at Tuli Block. and imported 1999 by Basel Zoo, Air cargo

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Rosy, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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