Tombi an African savanna elephant at Indianapolis Zoo

♀ Tombi
Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (147)
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1976 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1978
Present / last location:Indianapolis Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1989-06-12Indianapolis Zoo
from Potter Park Zoo
Potter Park Zoo 1979-11-08
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Document updated2009-11-18: Previous locations, Birth, SSP, Management, Text
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Tombi is a Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Indianapolis Zoo, in United States.

Tombi arrived in Indianapolis Zoo 1989-06-12, relocated from Potter Park Zoo, in United States.

In Indianapolis Zoo, Tombi lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Ivory born 1982
  2. ,
  3. Kedar born 2005-10-18
  4. ,
  5. Kubwa born 1976
  6. ,
  7. Zahara born 2006-08-31
  8. , (see detailed list).


Tombi was born wild 1976, captured 1978 . and imported 1978?

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At the Potter Park Zoo, Tombi was kept as a single elephant until her transfer to the Indianapolis Zoo in 1989 under a breeding loan agreement. She was purchased in 1998.

"Tombi is a slender elephant with a square, narrow head and two even tusks that curve in. She is a very calm and stable elephant for the handlers to work with." In June 2009, Tombi weighed 7700 pounds.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Tombi, an African savanna at Indianapolis Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 March 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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