Punga an African savanna elephant at Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo)


 ☨ ♂ Punga  
Alternative name:Impunga
Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 11 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (550)
Origin
Born:* 2007-03-11 captive-born
Birth place: in San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Parents: Mabu x ♀ Litsemba
Death
Dead date: 2018-05-08
Death reason: disease: double mesenteric root torsion: twisted gut
Locations
Present / last location:Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo), in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2012-03-06Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo)
from San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Document updated2011-02-21: SSP RE
2012-03-08: relocated
2018-05-09: dead
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Description

† Punga is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant, (Loxodonta africana), who died at Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo), in United States, of disease in 2018-05-08. Official death reason described as double mesenteric root torsion: twisted gut. (see detailed list).

Origin


Punga was born captive-born 2007-03-11 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Parentage


Parents of Punga are: ♂ Mabu (father) and ♀ Litsemba (mother).


Siblings through the father Mabu:

  1. 2006-09-11(F) Khosi
  2. 2007-09-19(F) Phakamile (Kamile)
  3. 2007-11-28 -- † 2008-02-05 (F) noname (Audrey?)
  4. 2009-03-13(M) Gadze
  5. 2010-02-14(M) Lutsandvo
  6. 2010-04-12(M) Mac
  7. 2010-05-13(M) Emanti
  8. 2010-12-27(M) Tsandzikle
  9. 2011-09-26(M) Inhlonipho
  10. 2012-08-28(F) Qinisa
  11. 2014-08-20(F) Nandi
  12. 2018-08-11(M) Umzula-Zuli
  13. 2018-09-27(F) Kaia
  14. 2020-04-06(M) Mapenzi

Siblings through the mother Litsemba:

  1. 2010-12-27(M) Tsandzikle
  2. 2014-08-20(F) Nandi
  3. 2020-04-06(M) Mapenzi

Pedigree


Pungas pedigree:
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Litsemba

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Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Punga, an African savanna at Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2166. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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    This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24


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