Thika
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
PAWS ARK 2000 in United States

Biography
♀ Thika
Thika. Toronto Zoo Summer 2009. Photo: © Nick Daniels
Thika. Toronto Zoo Summer 2009. Photo: © Nick Daniels

Identification

SSP nr387

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1980-10-18 captive-born
Birth place: in Toronto Zoo

Parents: Tantor x ♀ Tequila
Locations - owners
Present / last location:PAWS ARK 2000, in United States

Date of arrival

2013-10-21PAWS ARK 2000
from Toronto Zoo

Record history
History of updates2024-04-11:

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


Thika is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the PAWS ARK 2000, in United States.

Thika arrived in 2013-10-21 to the PAWS ARK 2000, relocated from the Toronto Zoo, in Canada.


Social

Thika lives together with 5 other elephants at the PAWS ARK 2000:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Gypsy (Matsho, Hope) born 1967
  2. Mara born 1982
  3. Nicholas (Nickolaus) born 1993-12-15
  4. Prince (Chang Dee) born 1987-05-24
  5. Toka born 1970


Origin

Thika was born captive-born 1980-10-18 at Toronto Zoo.

Parentage


Parents of Thika are: ♂ Tantor (father) and ♀ Tequila (mother).

Siblings through the father Tantor:

  1. 1983-08-25 -- † 2009-03-17 (F) Tumpe
  2. 1984-06-28 -- † 1994-07-05 (F) Toronto
  3. 1984-09-13 -- † 1984-09-15 (F) T.W.

Siblings through the mother Tequila:

  1. 1983-08-25 - † 2009-03-17 (F) Tumpe

Pedigree


Thikas ancestral Pedigree:
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Tantor

Born: 1969

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Born: 1970

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Comments / pictures

Thika in PAWS ARK 2000

Thika and Wayne Jackson.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2024). Thika, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at PAWS ARK 2000 in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2102. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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