African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Port Saint-Pere Zoo (Planete sauvage) in France

♀ Wankie
Wankie. Monde Sauvage Safari 2007. Photo: © Petra Prager
Wankie. Monde Sauvage Safari 2007. Photo: © Petra Prager


EEP nr8105


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Born:* 1981-06-15 wild
Birth place: in Zimbabwe unspecified location
Capture: 1983
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Port Saint-Pere Zoo (Planete sauvage), in France

Date of arrival

2022-06-22Port Saint-Pere Zoo (Planete sauvage)
from Monde Sauvage Safari, Aywaille

2004-11-11Monde Sauvage Safari, Aywaille
from Wuppertal Zoo

1983-06-01Wuppertal Zoo
from Zimbabwe unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2009-01-07: Image
2018-10-09: link to EleWiki submitted
2021-10-27: picture

Latest document update2021-10-27 15:33:01
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Wankie is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Port Saint-Pere Zoo (Planete sauvage), in France.

Wankie arrived in 2022-06-22 to the Port Saint-Pere Zoo (Planete sauvage), relocated from the Monde Sauvage Safari, Aywaille, in Belgium.

Wankie lives together with 1 other elephants at the Port Saint-Pere Zoo (Planete sauvage):
  1. Bamba born 1989

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Wankie was born wild 1981-06-15 at Zimbabwe unspecified location, captured 1983 .

Comments / pictures

Wankie in Port Saint-Pere  Zoo (Planete sauvage)Siwa with African babies Wankie and Zambie, shortly after arrival from Zimbabwe, 1983. Photo: Christoffer Brack, Wüppertal, Germany

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Wankie, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Port Saint-Pere Zoo (Planete sauvage) in France. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2211. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1981 births | Born in Zimbabwe | EEP | 1983 captures | Elephants from Port Saint-Pere Zoo (Planete sauvage) | France | African savanna elephants

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