Buba (Bupa)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Sosto Zoo in Hungary

♀ Buba (Bupa)
Photo © James Arthur Hackner Moreno
Photo © James Arthur Hackner Moreno


EEP nr8204


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 40 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place:
Imported:1988 by Wolfgang Delfts
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sosto Zoo, in Hungary

Date of arrival

2011-10-06Sosto Zoo
from Jerez Frontera Zoo (La Fronti Zoo Botanico de Jerez)

1988-03-11Jerez Frontera Zoo (La Fronti Zoo Botanico de Jerez)
from Lisbon Zoo

1988-03-10Lisbon Zoo
from Wolfgang Delfts

Record history
History of updates2012-07-30: corr date of transfer
2013-05-20: PC
2021-09-18: Importer Wolfgang Delfts

Latest document update2021-09-18 12:52:55
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Buba (Bupa) is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Sosto Zoo, in Hungary.

Buba (Bupa) arrived in 2011-10-06 to the Sosto Zoo, relocated from the Jerez Frontera Zoo (La Fronti Zoo Botanico de Jerez), in Spain.

Buba (Bupa) lives together with 7 other elephants at the Sosto Zoo:
  1. Jack born 1992
  2. Kibo born 2022-08-29
  3. Kimani born 2018-06-16
  4. Kwanza born 2001-08-13
  5. Motki born 1969
  6. Tanja born 1975
  7. Yasmin (Yasmine) born 1966

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


Buba (Bupa) was born wild 1982. and imported 1988 by Wolfgang Delfts

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Buba (Bupa), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Sosto Zoo in Hungary. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 November 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3036. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • EEG Magazine nr 20, December 2011, by http://www.elefanten-schutz-europa.de/'>European Elephant Group
  • Peter Stolk
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel

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