Tooth an African savanna elephant at Wuppertal Zoo

♂ Tooth
Tooth. Ouwehand
Tooth. Ouwehand's Dierenpark Rhenen 08/2009. Photo: © Peter Stolk


EEP nr9208


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 29 years old
Body height: 3.20 meter, 10.5 feet
Body weight: 5800.00 kg, 12760.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1992 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Present / last location:Wuppertal Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2019-05-28Wuppertal Zoo
from Rhenen Zoo
Rhenen Zoo 2007-06-19
from West Midland Safari Park

Document updated2009-09-03: Management, Text, Image
2018-10-14: link to EleWiki submitted
2020-05-12: height and weight
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Tooth is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), located at Wuppertal Zoo, in Germany.

Tooth arrived Wuppertal Zoo 2019-05-28, relocated from Rhenen Zoo, in Netherlands.

In Wuppertal Zoo, Tooth lives together with 7 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Gus born 2019-04-20
  2. ,
  3. Kimana born 2020-04-20
  4. ,
  5. Sabie born 1992
  6. ,
  7. Sweni born 1993
  8. ,
  9. Tika born 2007-07-13
  10. ,
  11. Tsavo born 2020-03-06
  12. ,
  13. Tuffi born 2016-03-17
  14. , (see detailed list).


Tooth was born wild 1992 at Kruger National Park.

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The three elephants of Ouwehand's Dierenpark in Rhenen are managed in protected contact with target training. Tooth is also training in a restraint device to have semen collected for artificial insemination procedures.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Tooth, an African savanna elephant at Wuppertal Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 8 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Peter Stolk, Netherlands
  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel


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