Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Topeka Zoo in United States

♀ Cora


SSP nr238


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 65 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1959 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Topeka Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2016-08-24Topeka Zoo
from Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris)

Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris)
from Kelly Morris Circus

Record history
History of updates2021-01-19

Latest document update2021-08-15 09:19:52
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Cora is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Topeka Zoo, in United States.

Cora arrived in 2016-08-24 to the Topeka Zoo, relocated from the Elephant Encounters (Bill Morris), in United States.


Cora lives together with 1 other elephants at the Topeka Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Tembo (AO1) born 1971


Cora was born wild 1959.

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According to Elewikia she was born 1962 in Asia.

2016-08-24 Transferred to Topeka Zoo

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Cora is mentioned on Elephant News:

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2021-01-17 Smokey and the bandit ii (1980) - Elephant News
2021-08-13 ‘we are hopeful’: cora the elephant’s health is improving after end-of-life options considered - Elephant News

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Cora, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Topeka Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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