Tava
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Winston Wildlife Safari in United States

♀ Tava
Tava. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 08/2009. Photo: © Amanda Pippin
Tava. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 08/2009. Photo: © Amanda Pippin

Identification

SSP nr372

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Body weight: 3863.64 kg, 8500.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* 1978 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1981
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Winston Wildlife Safari, in United States

Date of arrival

2013-02-27Winston Wildlife Safari
from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)

1986-00-00Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)
from Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)

1981-09-02Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

1981-00-00International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
from Kruger National Park

Record history
History of updates2009-11-15: Text, Image
2013-03-19: transfer

Latest document update2020-10-19 13:31:03
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Biography

Location


Tava is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Winston Wildlife Safari, in United States.

Tava arrived in 2013-02-27 to the Winston Wildlife Safari, relocated from the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World), in United States.

Tava lives together with 3 other elephants at the Winston Wildlife Safari:
  1. Butch (Mickey) born 1981
  2. Moja born 1982-05-24
  3. Valerie born 1982

detailed list with arrival dates etc.

Origin


Tava was born wild 1978 at Kruger National Park, captured 1981 .


Comments / pictures

"Tava is a female African elephant. She was born in 1978 and weighs 8,500 lbs. She is our most intelligent elephant and is always keeping her trainers on their toes. Tava has been in a number of advertisements and even played a part in the movie "Coming to America" starring Eddie Murphy." Six Flags Elephant Encounter Information Display

2013-02-27: African elephant Tava arrives at Wildlife Safari Feb. 27.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tava, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Winston Wildlife Safari in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=443. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1978 births | 1981 captures | Elephants from Winston Wildlife Safari | United States | African savanna elephants


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