African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sukari at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)

♀ Sukari
Sukari. Nashville Zoo 07-2007. Photo: © Amanda Pippin
Sukari. Nashville Zoo 07-2007. Photo: © Amanda Pippin


SSP nr407


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 37 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1984 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1985
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States

Date of arrival

2015-11-04Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
from Nashville Zoo

1999-09-16Nashville Zoo
from Reston Animal Park

1985-08-00Reston Animal Park
from Worldwide Primates

Record history
History of updates2009-01-04: Previous locations, Birth, Text, Image RE
2011-04-27: Previous locations RE
2018-03-31: transfer to TES

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Sukari is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), in United States.

Sukari arrived Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) 2015-11-04, relocated from Nashville Zoo, in United States.

In Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES), Sukari lives together with 9 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Billie born 1962
  2. ,   
  3. Debbie born 1971
  4. ,   
  5. Flora born 1982
  6. ,   
  7. Minnie (Packy II, Talli) born 1966
  8. ,   
  9. Nosey (Tiny, Peanut) born 1982
  10. ,   
  11. Ronnie (Maharani) born 1966
  12. ,   
  13. Sissy (Gerry II) born 1968
  14. ,   
  15. Tange born 1975
  16. ,   
  17. Tarra (Fluffie) born 1974
  18. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


Sukari was born wild 1984, captured 1985 .

Comments / pictures

Sukari was owned by Pankow's Pachyderms, under Chuck Pankow and family.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Sukari, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary (TES) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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