Tuffy (Snuffy)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Maryland Zoo in United States

♂ Tuffy (Snuffy)


SSP nr402


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 41 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1983 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1985
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Maryland Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2007-12-19Maryland Zoo
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

2001-04-16Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Jorge Barreda

1993-01-05Jorge Barreda
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

1992-12-17Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)
from Jorge Barreda

1992-09-22Jorge Barreda
from Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo)

1992-07-31Zoo Miami (Miami Metro Zoo) 1992-07-31
from Jorge Barreda

Jorge Barreda
from Joanne Wilson

1986-06-00Joanne Wilson
from J. C. Schulz Inc.

Record history
History of updates2011-05-05: Previous locations, Name RE
2013-07-09: Link RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Tuffy (Snuffy) is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Maryland Zoo, in United States.

Tuffy (Snuffy) arrived in 2007-12-19 to the Maryland Zoo, relocated from the Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States.


Tuffy (Snuffy) lives together with 3 other elephants at the Maryland Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Anna born 1975
  2. Lil Felix born 1983
  3. Samson born 2008-03-19


Tuffy (Snuffy) was born wild 1983, captured 1985 .

Comments / pictures

Images: "Riddle's Elephant Sanctuary 2004 I" at ShowMe Elephants
Images: "Baltimore Zoo 2010" at ShowMe Elephants

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tuffy (Snuffy), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Maryland Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 February 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1716. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Charles Leeds

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