Flora an African savanna elephant at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

♀ Flora

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (378)
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1982
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2004-03-02Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) 2001-02-13
from Circus Flora
Circus Flora 1984-03-01
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson) 1984-00-00
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Document updated2012-09-25: PC
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Flora is a Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.

Flora arrived in Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) 2004-03-02, relocated from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo), in United States.

In Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), Flora lives together with 10 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Billie (Billy) born 1953
  2. ,
  3. Debbie born 1971
  4. ,
  5. Minnie (Packy II, Talli) born 1966
  6. ,
  7. Nosey (Tiny, Peanut) born 1982
  8. ,
  9. Ronnie (Maharani) born 1966
  10. ,
  11. Shirley born 1948
  12. ,
  13. Sissy (Gerry II) born 1968
  14. ,
  15. Sukari born 1984
  16. ,
  17. Tange born 1975
  18. ,
  19. Tarra (Fluffie) born 1974
  20. , (see detailed list).


Flora was born wild 1982, captured 1982 .

Comments / pictures

Attacked Miami Zoo elephant keeper Michael Embury, 31, in 15th of December 2002.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Flora, an African savanna at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 15 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1465. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA


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