Punga an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo)

☨ Punga
Alternative name:Impunga
ID Number:   SSP Number: 550 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 11 years old
Dead date: 2018-05-08,
Death reason: disease: double mesenteric root torsion: twisted gut
Location:Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo)
ArrivalTucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo) 2012-03-06
from San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)
Born:* 2007-03-11 captive-born
in San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)
Parents: Mabu x Litsemba
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
Pungas pedigree:
P I II III

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

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Punga, an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Tucson Reid Park Zoo (Randolph Park Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2166. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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