African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Chamba at Taipei Zoo

♀ Chamba


SSP nr191


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 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 Taipei Zoo, in Taiwan.

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

In Taipei Zoo, Chamba lives together with 5 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Chien Hui born 1982
  2. ,   
  3. Mei Tai born 1982
  4. ,   
  5. Pai Tai born 1982
  6. ,   
  7. You Kai
  8. ,   
  9. You Xin
  10. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


    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." 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 27 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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