African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
National Elephant Center U.S.A. in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Tufani  dead elephant


SSP nr538


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 11 years old
Born:* 2003-05-22 captive-born
Birth place: through
artificial insemination in Disneys Animal Kingdom

Parents: Maclean (Mac) x ♀ Moyo
Dead: 2014-01-00
Death reason: disease: Salmonella?
Locations - owners
Present / last location:National Elephant Center U.S.A., in United States

Date of arrival

2013-05-15National Elephant Center U.S.A.
from Disneys Animal Kingdom

Record history
History of updates2013-06-04

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Tufani is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2014-01-00 at National Elephant Center U.S.A., in United States, . Official death reason described as Salmonella?.


Tufani was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2003-05-22 at Disneys Animal Kingdom.


Parents of Tufani are: ♂ Maclean (Mac) (father) and ♀ Moyo (mother).

Siblings through the father Maclean (Mac):

  1. 2000-08-04(M) Ajani
  2. 2010-05-20(F) Luna
  3. 2017-01-00(F) Stella

Siblings through the mother Moyo:

  1. 2008-06-28(M) Tsavo


Tufanis ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):
Maclean (Mac)

Born: 1982

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Born: 1981

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Moyo and Thandi were imported together from Zimbabwe to Ferndale. They were sold to the Point Defiance Zoo in January 1983. After 14 years together, they were transferred in June 1997 to Disney's Animal Kingdom as potential breeding candidates.
Ibala and Rafiki were imported together from Zimbabwe to Grand Prarie. Several months later they were sold to the Phoenix Zoo in June 1982. After 15 years together, they were transferred in October 1997 to Disney's Animal Kingdom as potential breeding candidates, several months following the additions of Moyo and Thandi. Ibala died in May 2005 after an unsuccessful birth to her first calf.
Of the four additions in a several month period, only one of these animals has birthed successfully at the Animal Kingdom. Moyo has given birth to the first and fourth calves, both males. Tufani was born in May 2003 and Tsavo in June 2008, both sired by Jackson during his breeding loan from the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tufani, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at National Elephant Center U.S.A. in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1532. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • John Lehnhardt, Executive Director, The National Elephant Center, U.S.A.
  • Ryan Easley, USA

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