African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Disneys Animal Kingdom in United States

♂ Tsavo
Tsavo. Disneys Animal Kingdom 2008. Photo: � Francis Lavigne
Tsavo. Disneys Animal Kingdom 2008. Photo: � Francis Lavigne


SSP nr562


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 16 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 2008-06-28 captive-born
Birth place: through
artificial insemination in Disneys Animal Kingdom
Birth weight 148.00 kgs, 325.60 lbs

Parents: Jack (Jackson) x ♀ Moyo
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Disneys Animal Kingdom, in United States

Date of arrival

2015-11-13Disneys Animal Kingdom
from National Elephant Center U.S.A.

2013-05-15National Elephant Center U.S.A.
from Disneys Animal Kingdom

Record history
History of updates2024-01-14

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Tsavo is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Disneys Animal Kingdom, in United States.

Tsavo arrived in 2015-11-13 to the Disneys Animal Kingdom, relocated from the National Elephant Center U.S.A., in United States.


Tsavo lives together with 9 other elephants at the Disneys Animal Kingdom:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Corra born 2023-12-16
  2. Donna born 1984
  3. Jabali born 2011-08-25
  4. Kianga born 2004-07-06
  5. Luna born 2010-05-20
  6. Maclean (Mac) born 1982
  7. Nadirah born 2005-12-19
  8. Stella born 2017-01-00
  9. Vasha born 1985


Tsavo was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2008-06-28 at Disneys Animal Kingdom.


Parents of Tsavo are: ♂ Jack (Jackson) (father) and ♀ Moyo (mother).

Siblings through the father Jack (Jackson):

  1. 1998-04-22 -- † 1998-04-22 (M) stillborn
  2. 1999-09-12(F) Victoria
  3. 2000-09-19(M) Callee
  4. 2004-07-06(F) Kianga
  5. 2005-12-19(F) Nadirah
  6. 2007-03-18 -- † 2010-05-12 (M) Scotty
  7. 2008-07-09(F) Angelina
  8. 2008-07-25(F) Zuri
  9. 2008-10-28 -- † 2008-10-28 () fetal death
  10. 2009-07-06 -- † 2009-07-07 (F) Lil Girl
  11. 2009-08-10(F) Zuri
  12. 2011-06-03 -- † 2021-04-10? (M) Lucas
  13. 2011-07-20 -- † 2019-03-26 (F) Kalina
  14. 2012-06-28 -- † 2019-03-19 (F) Nyah
  15. 2017-05-31 -- † 2017-08-30 () unknown
  16. 2019-09-02 -- † 2023-05-30 (M) Fitz
  17. 2021-07-18 -- † 2024-02-15 (F) Tsuni

Siblings through the mother Moyo:

  1. 2003-05-22 - † 2014-01-00 (M) Tufani


Tsavos ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):
Jack (Jackson)

Born: 1976

Sire ff:

Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:

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Dame fmm:

Dame m:

Born: 1981

Sire mf:

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Comments / pictures

Moyo and Thandi were imported together from Zimbabwe to Ferndale. They were sold to the Point Defiance Zoo in January 1983. After 14 years together, they were transferred in June 1997 to Disneys Animal Kingdom as potential breeding candidates.
Ibala and Rafiki were imported together from Zimbabwe to Grand Prarie. Several months later they were sold to the Phoenix Zoo in June 1982. After 15 years together, they were transferred in October 1997 to Disneys Animal Kingdom as potential breeding candidates, several months following the additions of Moyo and Thandi. Ibala died in May 2005 after an unsuccessful birth to her first calf.
Of the four additions in a several month period, only one of these animals has birthed successfully at the Animal Kingdom. Moyo has given birth to the first and fourth calves, both males. Tufani was born in May 2003 and Tsavo in June 2008, both sired by Jackson during his breeding loan from the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tsavo, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Disneys Animal Kingdom in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3931. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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