Tava an African savanna elephant at Wildlife Safari

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

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (372)
Body weight: 3863.64 kg, 8500.00 lbs
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1978 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 1981
Present / last location:Wildlife Safari, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2013-02-27Wildlife Safari
from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World)
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (Six Flags Marine World) 1986-00-00
from Marine World Africa (Redwood shores)
Marine World Africa (Redwood shores) 1981-09-02
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale) 1981-00-00
from Kruger National Park

Document updated2009-11-15: Text, Image
2013-03-19: transfer
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Tava is a Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Wildlife Safari, in United States.

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

In Wildlife Safari, Tava lives together with 2 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Moja born 1982-05-24
  2. ,
  3. Valerie born 1982
  4. , (see detailed list).


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

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"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 listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Tava, an African savanna at Wildlife Safari in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=443. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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