Chamba an African savanna elephant 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
Present / last location:Taipei Zoo, in Taiwan

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

Taipei Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale) 1987-04-03
from Gladys Porter Zoo
Gladys Porter Zoo 1983-07-14
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Document updated2011-01-09: New elephant RE
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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 in this database: (detailed list)

  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 detailed list).


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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Chamba, an African savanna elephant at Taipei Zoo in Taiwan. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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