Tantor an African savanna elephant at Toronto Zoo

Male ♂ African savanna Tantor at Toronto Zoo

Photo: Wayne Jackson, Canada.
☨ Tantor
Taxidermy: Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada
ID nr:   SSP Number: 343 - 
Species: African savanna elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Body height: 3.41 meter, 11.2 feet
Body weight: 6500.00 kg, 14300.00 lbs
Dead date: 1989-08-02
Death reason: anesthesia: heart failure
Location:Toronto Zoo
ArrivalToronto Zoo 1974-07-30
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)
Born:* 1969 wild Mozambique
Capture: 1971 ,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 4 babies

  1. (F) 1980-10-18 Thika, SSP nr: 387
  2. (F) 1983-08-25 -- † 2009-03-17 Tumpe, SSP nr: 405
  3. (F) 1984-06-28 -- † 1994-07-05 Toronto, SSP nr: 409
  4. (F) 1984-09-13 -- † 1984-09-15 T.W., SSP nr: 411
Document updated2008-12-25: Previous locations, Death RE
2011-02-15: Death, Text RE
2012-09-18: picture
2020-05-08: Height, weight
"Tantor, 20, died 1989 from heart failure shortly after surgery for tusk extraction due to infection."

His full skeleton is held at the Royal Ontario Museum (in storage) while his preserved heart is on display at the Ontario Science Centre. He was measured at 11ft 2in tall and 14,300 lbs at his death (20 yrs old).

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Tantor, an African savanna at Toronto Zoo in Canada. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2120. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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