Lucky an African savanna elephant at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

♀ Lucky


SSP nr187


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 41 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1980 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1981
Present / last location:Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1981-01-30Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale) 1981-01-15
from Kruger National Park

Document updated2009-03-17: Management, Source
2011-12-08: corr birth year
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Lucky is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), located at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in United States.

Lucky arrived Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 1981-01-30, relocated from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale), in United States.

In Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Lucky lives together with 5 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Jambo born 1983
  2. ,
  3. Kimba born 1977
  4. ,
  5. Kimba Lou born 1982
  6. ,
  7. Malaika born 1986
  8. ,
  9. Missy born 1969
  10. , (see detailed list).


Lucky was born wild 1980 at Kruger National Park, captured 1981 .

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Contradictory records:

SSP state Lucky was born 1979, while Cheyenne Mountain Zoo claim she was born in 1980.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Lucky, an African savanna elephant at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 June 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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