Tembo (AO1) an African savanna elephant at Topeka Zoo

Tembo (AO1)
ID nr:   SSP Number: 113 - 
Species: African savanna elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ 49 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:Topeka Zoo
ArrivalTopeka Zoo 1976-03-18
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Born:* 1971 wild Kenya
Capture: 1973 ,
Document updated2009-03-01: Management, Text
The Topeka Zoo's two elephants Sunda and Tembo have been in protected contact since 1996. They have been together since Tembo's arrival in 1976. Topeka Zoo is one of the few facilities in North America to still have cohabitating species kept together.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Tembo (AO1), an African savanna at Topeka Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4380. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Dawn Olson, Topkea Zoo
  • Ryan Easley, USA

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