Ndula an African savanna elephant at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

♀ Ndula
Alternative name:Ndulamitsi


SSP nr528


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 31 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1990 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 2003?
Freight:Air cargo, Boeing 747
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2004-02-23 Moose (Vusmusi) SSP id: 540

2. Born 2010-02-14 Lutsandvo SSP id: 570

3. Born 2018-08-11 Umzula-Zuli SSP id: 00
Present / last location:San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2003-08-22San Diego Zoo Safari Park
from Mkhaya Game Reserve
Mkhaya Game Reserve 1994-00-00
from Kruger National Park

Document updated2009-01-29: Pregnant
2009-02-05: Birth
2010-02-16: Birth of calf, Text
2018-08-08: pregnant
2018-10-06: not pregnant
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Ndula is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), located at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in United States.

Ndula arrived San Diego Zoo Safari Park 2003-08-22, relocated from Mkhaya Game Reserve, in Swaziland.

In San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Ndula lives together with 8 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Inhlonipho born 2011-09-26
  2. ,
  3. Kaia born 2018-09-27
  4. ,
  5. Khosi born 2006-09-11
  6. ,
  7. Phakamile (Kamile) born 2007-09-19
  8. ,
  9. Qinisa born 2012-08-28
  10. ,
  11. Swazi born 1990
  12. ,
  13. Umngani born 1990
  14. ,
  15. Umzula-Zuli born 2018-08-11
  16. , (see detailed list).


  1. (M) 2004-02-23 Moose (Vusmusi) SSP id: 540
  2. (M) 2010-02-14 Lutsandvo SSP id: 570
  3. (M) 2018-08-11 Umzula-Zuli SSP id: 00


Ndula was born wild 1990 at Kruger National Park, captured 2003? . and imported 2003, Air cargo, Boeing 747

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In 2003, the San Diego Wild Animal Park & Lowry Park Zoo imported 11 elephants scheduled to be culled from Swaziland. One male and six females stayed in California, while the remaining two bulls and two cows went to Florida.

The 224 pound new calf, born on Valentine's Day 2010, was born to second time mother Ndula. She gave birth to her first calf shortly after arriving in California pregnant from the wild. He joined a herd of five males and eight females, and made the sixth calf in the herd born at the Wild Animal Park.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Ndula, an African savanna elephant at San Diego Zoo Safari Park in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 April 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=164. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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