Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tamba  dead elephant


SSP nr45


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 23 years old
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1993-04-28
Death reason: euthanised: leg injury
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States

Date of arrival

1974-06-15Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
from Oakland Zoo (Knowland Park)

Record history
History of updates2010-12-31: Cause of death, Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Tamba is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1993-04-28 at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo), in United States, . Official death reason described as leg injury.


Tamba was born wild 1970.

Comments / pictures

Tamba was euthanized in April 1993 due to complications of a broken leg in 1991.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Tamba, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo) in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 4 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=238. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • "Table 4: Captive Elephants 1988-1999 and Additions to 1980-1988 Records," Elephant, The Publication of the Elephant Research Foundation, Vol 2 No 4, January 2000. p 65-71

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