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

♀ Tonga


SSP nr165


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1978 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1980
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2002-01-21 Batir (Skeeter) SSP id: 519
Locations - owners
Present / last location:North Carolina Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2007-10-28North Carolina Zoo
from Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary

1991-03-05Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary
from Michigan City, Washington Park Zoological Garden

1983-05-13Michigan City, Washington Park Zoological Garden
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Grand Prairie

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History of updates2021-01-20

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Tonga is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the North Carolina Zoo, in United States.

Tonga arrived in 2007-10-28 to the North Carolina Zoo, relocated from the Riddles Elephant and Wildlife Sanctuary, in United States.


Tonga lives together with 5 other elephants at the North Carolina Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Batir (Skeeter) born 2002-01-21
  2. CSar (Flapjack) born 1974
  3. Louie born 2003-04-30
  4. Rafiki born 1981
  5. Samantha (Nekhanda) born 1988


  1. (F) 2002-01-21 Batir (Skeeter) SSP id: 519


Tonga was born wild 1978, captured 1980 .

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tonga, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at North Carolina Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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