African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Erfurt Zoo in Germany

♀ Safari
Photo © Daniela Dunger, Leipzig
Photo © Daniela Dunger, Leipzig


EEP nr7105


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1974
Imported:1974 by Firma Ruhe
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Erfurt Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1974-06-08Erfurt Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

1974-00-00Firma Ruhe
from Chipperfield organisation station

Record history
History of updates2009-09-27: 
2010-06-18: prev location
2021-09-18: Importer Firma Ruhe

Latest document update2021-09-18 06:26:39
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Safari is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Erfurt Zoo, in Germany.

Safari arrived in 1974-06-08 to the Erfurt Zoo, relocated from the Firma Ruhe, in Germany.

Safari lives together with 4 other elephants at the Erfurt Zoo:
  1. Ayoka born 2020-08-05
  2. Chupa born 2003-12-25
  3. Csami born 1995
  4. Kibo born 2005-10-09

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


Safari was born wild 1971, captured 1974 . and imported 1974 by Firma Ruhe

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Safari, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Erfurt Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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