African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Renee (Mbili) at Toledo Zoo

♀ Renee (Mbili)
Renee. Toledo Zoo 04/2014. Photo: © Ben Whitebread
Renee. Toledo Zoo 04/2014. Photo: © Ben Whitebread


SSP nr182


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Body height: 2.53 meter, 8.3 feet
Body weight: 3681.82 kg, 8100.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1979 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1981
Imported:1982 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2003-04-30 Louie SSP id: 526

2. Born 2011-06-03
(dead † 2021-04-10?)
Lucas SSP id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Toledo Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1982-06-28Toledo Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Record history
History of updates2008-12-28: Name, SSP, Image RE
2009-08-18: Text, Image RE
2010-04-03: pregnant
2011-02-09: Text, Height, Weight RE
2011-06-05: not pregnant
2014-04-23: Image, PC RE
2021-09-18: Importer International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Latest document update2021-09-18 07:41:33
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Renee (Mbili) is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Toledo Zoo, in United States.

Renee (Mbili) arrived Toledo Zoo 1982-06-28, relocated from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale), in United States.

In Toledo Zoo, Renee (Mbili) lives together with 1 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Twiggy born 1985
  2. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


    1. (M) 2003-04-30 Louie SSP id: 526
    2. (M) 2011-06-03 -- † 2021-04-10? Lucas SSP id: 00


    Renee (Mbili) was born wild 1979, captured 1981 . and imported 1982 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Comments / pictures

Tembo and Renee were purchased together by the Toledo Zoo from the International Animal Exchange in June 1982, both imported a month prior from Zimbabwe.

In August 2009, Renee measured 8'4" tall at the shoulder and weighed about 8100 pounds.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Renee (Mbili), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Toledo Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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