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African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Taipei Zoo in Taiwan

♀ Chamba


SSP nr191


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Born:* 1979 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1981
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Taipei Zoo, in Taiwan

Date of arrival

Taipei Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

1987-04-03International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
from Gladys Porter Zoo

1983-07-14Gladys Porter Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Record history
History of updates2011-01-09: New elephant RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Chamba is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Taipei Zoo, in Taiwan.

Chamba arrived to the Taipei Zoo unknown date, relocated from the International Animal Exchange (Ferndale), in United States.

Chamba lives together with 4 other elephants at the Taipei Zoo:
  1. Chien Hui born 1982
  2. Mei Tai born 1982
  3. You Kai
  4. You Xin

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Chamba was born wild 1979, captured 1981 .

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The North American Regional Studbook lists this elephant as Lost-to-Follow up, or a "documented animal whose current location is unknown." Elephant.se will assume this elephant is dead until more information is provided or discovered.

In the 2005 Edition of the North American Regional Studbook for the African Elephant, this animal is listed as alive. The 2008 SSP Update lists this elephant as Lost to Follow-up.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Chamba, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Taipei Zoo in Taiwan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 May 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2656. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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