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

♀ Ivory


SSP nr218


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place: in Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve)
Capture: 1984
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2000-08-04 Ajani SSP id: 515

2. Born 2006-08-31 Zahara SSP id: 548

3. Born 2012-06-28
(dead † 2019-03-19)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Indianapolis Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1984-09-05Indianapolis Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

1978-07-00International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
from Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve)

Record history
History of updates2009-11-19: Previous locations, Birth, SSP RE
2011-07-20: Pregnant RE
2012-05-11: Management, Text RE
2014-02-05: not pregnant

Latest document update2020-10-19 14:03:43
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Ivory is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Indianapolis Zoo, in United States.

Ivory arrived in 1984-09-05 to the Indianapolis Zoo, relocated from the International Animal Exchange (Ferndale), in United States.


Ivory lives together with 5 other elephants at the Indianapolis Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Jabari born 2023-09-04
  2. Kedar born 2005-10-18
  3. Kubwa born 1976
  4. Tombi born 1976
  5. Zahara born 2006-08-31


  1. (M) 2000-08-04 Ajani SSP id: 515
  2. (F) 2006-08-31 Zahara SSP id: 548
  3. (F) 2012-06-28 -- † 2019-03-19 Nyah


Ivory was born wild 1982 at Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve), captured 1984 .

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Ivory, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Indianapolis Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 February 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1513. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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