African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Flora at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

♀ Flora


SSP nr378


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

Date of arrival

2004-03-02Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

2001-02-13Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
from Circus Flora

1984-03-01Circus Flora
from Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)

1984-00-00Have Trunk Will Travel (Gary and Kari Johnson)
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Record history
History of updates2012-09-25: PC

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Flora is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.

Flora arrived 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 9 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Billie born 1962
  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. Sissy (Gerry II) born 1968
  12. ,   
  13. Sukari born 1984
  14. ,   
  15. Tange born 1975
  16. ,   
  17. Tarra (Fluffie) born 1974
  18. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


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, (2021). Flora, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA


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