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

Biography
♀ Tonga

Identification

SSP nr165

Description

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

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography


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.


Social

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

Offspring


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


Origin

Tonga was born wild 1978, captured 1980 .

Reference list

References

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 https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1717. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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