African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa

♀ Durga


SSP nr329


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 60 years old
Born:* 1964 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1966
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Pilanesberg National Park, in South Africa

Date of arrival

1981-00-00Pilanesberg National Park
from Randall Moore

1980-00-00Randall Moore
from Eloise Berchtold

1976-02-06Eloise Berchtold
from Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)

1975-07-02Portland Zoo (Metro Washington Park Zoo)
from Eloise Berchtold

Eloise Berchtold
from Kruger National Park

Record history
History of updates2011-04-26: Previous locations, SSP, Death RE
2012-05-24: SSP, Gender RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Durga is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Pilanesberg National Park, in South Africa.

Durga arrived in 1981-00-00 to the Pilanesberg National Park, relocated from the Randall Moore, in Botswana.


Durga lives together with 8 other elephants at the Pilanesberg National Park:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Cyclops
  2. Gambo
  3. Lebombo
  4. LT
  5. Nkemele (wild)
  6. Sehlare
  7. Thabo
  8. Uno (wild)


Durga was born wild 1964 at Kruger National Park, captured 1966 .

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Durga, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 February 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3556. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Leigh-Ann Woolley, South Africa

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Categories1964 births | Born in South Africa | 1966 captures | Elephants from Pilanesberg National Park | South Africa | African savanna elephants

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