African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Indianapolis Zoo in United States

♀ Tombi


SSP nr147


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 47 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1976 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1978
Imported:1978? by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Indianapolis Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1989-06-12Indianapolis Zoo
from Potter Park Zoo

1979-11-08Potter Park Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Record history
History of updates2009-11-18: Previous locations, Birth, SSP, Management, Text
2021-09-18: Importer International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Latest document update2021-09-18 07:55:08
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Tombi is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Indianapolis Zoo, in United States.

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

Tombi lives together with 4 other elephants at the Indianapolis Zoo:
  1. Ivory born 1982
  2. Kedar born 2005-10-18
  3. Kubwa born 1976
  4. Zahara born 2006-08-31

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Tombi was born wild 1976, captured 1978 . and imported 1978? by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

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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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tombi, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Indianapolis Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 March 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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