African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
The elephant camp (Wild Horizons) in Zimbabwe

♂ Jumbo

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Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 41 years old
Characteristics: distinctive twisted and uneven tusks
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1983 wild
Birth place: in Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve)
Capture: 1980 Hwange National Park
Locations - owners
Present / last location:The elephant camp (Wild Horizons), in Zimbabwe

Date of arrival

2008-07-13The elephant camp (Wild Horizons)
from Wild Horizons Elephant Camp

1992-00-00Wild Horizons Elephant Camp
from Braeside Farm (Rory Hensman)

1980-00-00Braeside Farm (Rory Hensman)
from Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve)

Record history
History of updates2022-07-14

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Jumbo is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the The elephant camp (Wild Horizons), in Zimbabwe.

Jumbo arrived in 2008-07-13 to the The elephant camp (Wild Horizons), relocated from the Wild Horizons Elephant Camp, in Zimbabwe.


Jumbo lives together with 12 other elephants at the The elephant camp (Wild Horizons):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♀ Coco born ~1977
  2. 2. ♂ Doji (Madojwa)
  3. 3. ♀ Emily born 1986
  4. 4. ♂ Izibulo born 2004-00-00
  5. 5. ♂ Jake
  6. 6. ♀ Janet
  7. 7. ♂ Jock
  8. 8. ♀ Lulu
  9. 9. ♂ Mapfumo
  10. 10. ♀ Miss Ellie
  11. 11. ♀ Naledi born 2009-09-23
  12. 12. ♀ Tembi


Jumbo was born wild 1983 at Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve), captured 1980 , captured at Hwange National Park .

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Jumbo was an Orphan from a Culling operation in Hwange National Park in 1980.

1988: Rory Hensman took on his first two young orphaned elephants, Jumbo and Miss Ellie.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jumbo, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at The elephant camp (Wild Horizons) in Zimbabwe. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=272. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1983 births | 1980 captures | Elephants from The elephant camp (Wild Horizons) | Zimbabwe | African savanna elephants

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