African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris in South Africa

♂ Michael



Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 38 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1985 wild
Birth place: in Zambezi Valley
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris, in South Africa

Date of arrival

2002-00-00Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris
from Wild Horizons Elephant Camp

1999-07-24Wild Horizons Elephant Camp
from Braeside Farm (Rory Hensman)

1998-11-24Braeside Farm (Rory Hensman)
from Dombowiro Game Park (Ian Taylor)

Dombowiro Game Park (Ian Taylor)
from Zambezi Valley

Record history
History of updates2007-05-15

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Michael is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris, in South Africa.

Michael arrived in 2002-00-00 to the Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris, relocated from the Wild Horizons Elephant Camp, in Zimbabwe.

Michael lives together with 5 other elephants at the Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris:
  1. Chikwenya born 1985
  2. Lesego born 2006-11-15
  3. Mana born 1986
  4. Sapi born 1985
  5. Sharu born 1984

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Michael was born wild 1985 at Zambezi Valley.

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1998: Jake, Emily, Janet, Michael and Damiano came from the Zambezi valley cull. They were moved from Dombowire Game Park, Bindura to Braeside on November 24, 1998.

1999: A year later, Damiano, Jake and Michael came to The Wild Horizons Elephant Camp on July 24, 1999.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Michael, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Pilanesberg Elephant Back Safaris in South Africa. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 October 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2841. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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