Toka
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS) in United States

♀ Toka
Toka. Toronto Zoo Summer 2009. Photo: © Nick Daniels
Toka. Toronto Zoo Summer 2009. Photo: © Nick Daniels

Identification

SSP nr353

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 51 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1972
Offspring
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 1984-06-28
(dead † 1994-07-05)
Toronto SSP id: 409
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS), in United States

Date of arrival

2013-10-21Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS)
from Toronto Zoo

1974-09-04Toronto Zoo
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)

Record history
History of updates2008-12-25: Management
2010-02-18: Image
2010-09-11: image corr.
2013-10-21: transfer

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

Location


Toka is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS), in United States.

Toka arrived in 2013-10-21 to the Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS), relocated from the Toronto Zoo, in Canada.

Toka lives together with 6 other elephants at the Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS):
  1. Gypsy (Matsho, Hope) born 1967
  2. Lulu born 1966
  3. Mara born 1982
  4. Nicholas (Nickolaus) born 1993-12-15
  5. Prince (Chang Dee) born 1987-05-24
  6. Thika born 1980-10-18

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Offspring


  1. (F) 1984-06-28 -- † 1994-07-05 Toronto SSP id: 409

Origin


Toka was born wild 1970, captured 1972 .

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Toka, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2101. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1970 births | Born in Mozambique | Breeding cows | 1972 captures | Elephants from Performing Animal Welfare Society / ARK 2000 (PAWS) | United States | African savanna elephants


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