African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Milwaukee County Zoo in United States

♀ Belle


SSP nr206


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1981 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1983
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Milwaukee County Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2019-11-20Milwaukee County Zoo
from Riverbanks Zoological Park

2001-12-13Riverbanks Zoological Park
from Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

1983-05-03Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
from Lion Country Safari, Inc - Grand Prairie

Record history
History of updates2008-12-29: Relocation from Columbus Zoo

2008-12-30: Previous locations, SSP, Birth

2009-01-01: Text

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Belle is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Milwaukee County Zoo, in United States.

Belle arrived in 2019-11-20 to the Milwaukee County Zoo, relocated from the Riverbanks Zoological Park, in United States.


Belle lives together with 2 other elephants at the Milwaukee County Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Brittanie (Brittany) born 1981
  2. Ruth (Kenna, Keanna) born 1981-11-02


Belle was born wild 1981, captured 1983 .

Comments / pictures

Belle and Belinda spent 13 years together at the Columbus Zoo before their transfer to the Riverbanks Zoo in December 2001. Penny arrived at the zoo in August 2000, and was transferred to Riverbanks in the Group as well.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Belle, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Milwaukee County Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 26 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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