Tembo (AO1) an African savanna elephant at Topeka Zoo

♀ Tembo (AO1)


SSP nr113


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 50 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1973
Present / last location:Topeka Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1976-03-18Topeka Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Document updated2009-03-01: Management, Text
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Tembo (AO1) is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), located at Topeka Zoo, in United States.

Tembo (AO1) arrived Topeka Zoo 1976-03-18, relocated from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale), in United States.

In Topeka Zoo, Tembo (AO1) lives together with 1 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Cora born 1959
  2. , (see detailed list).


Tembo (AO1) was born wild 1971, captured 1973 .

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Tembo (AO1), an African savanna elephant at Topeka Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 May 2021 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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