Tembo (AO1)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Topeka Zoo in United States

♀ Tembo (AO1)


SSP nr113


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 53 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1971 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1973
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Topeka Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

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

Record history
History of updates2021-01-19

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Tembo (AO1) is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Topeka Zoo, in United States.

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


Tembo (AO1) lives together with 1 other elephants at the Topeka Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Cora born 1959


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tembo (AO1), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Topeka Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 April 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4380. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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