Congo an African savanna elephant at Taronga Western Plains Zoo


 ☨ ♂ Congo  

Identification

Local id Number 830019
SSP nr322

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 42 years old
Origin
Born:* 1958 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1969
Death
Dead date: 2000-11-10
Death reason: disease: pneumonia
Offspring
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 1980
(dead † 1994-12-31)
Diamond (Zimbabwe) SSP id: 383

2. Born 1980
(dead † 1980)
stillborn SSP id: 385

3. Born 1982
(dead † 1982)
noname
Locations
Present / last location:Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1983-02-10Taronga Western Plains Zoo
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Laguna Hills
Lion Country Safari, Inc - Laguna Hills 1970-06-00
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)

Document updated2010-10-04: Text RE
2011-04-06: Previous locations, Birth, SSP RE
2012-03-12: local Nr, changed birth year
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Description

† Congo is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia, of disease in 2000-11-10. Official death reason described as pneumonia. (see detailed list).

Offspring


Total: 3 babies

  1. (M) 1980 -- † 1994-12-31 Diamond (Zimbabwe) SSP id: 383
  2. (M) 1980 -- † 1980 stillborn SSP id: 385
  3. (M) 1982 -- † 1982 noname

Origin


Congo was born wild 1958, captured 1969 .


Comments / pictures

Congo appeared opposite John Wayne in the African adventure movie, Hatari!



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Congo, an African savanna elephant at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2042. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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