Tembo (Loren)
African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Toledo Zoo in United States

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tembo (Loren)  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationHot Springs Mammoth Site, Hot Springs, United States


SSP nr181


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 15 years old
Born:* 1979 wild
Birth place: in Zimbabwe unspecified location
Imported:1982 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Dead: 1994-12-20
Death location: Toledo Zoo
Death reason: disease: digestive mechanical abnormality; twisted gut
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Toledo Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1982-06-28Toledo Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

1982-05-25International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
from Zimbabwe unspecified location

Record history
History of updates
2023-02-25: Born in Zimbabwe

Latest document update2023-02-25 14:19:44
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† Tembo (Loren) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1994-12-20 at Toledo Zoo, in United States, . Official death reason described as digestive mechanical abnormality; twisted gut.

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at Hot Springs Mammoth Site, in Hot Springs, United States, since 1994-00-00.


Tembo (Loren) was born wild 1979 at Zimbabwe unspecified location. and imported 1982 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Comments / pictures

Tembo and Renee were purchased together by the Toledo Zoo from the International Animal Exchange in June 1982, both imported a month prior from Zimbabwe.

The zoo received her at the same time as Renee. She had digestive issues from the very beginning and died when she was seven years old from a twisted gut. Her Skeleton went to the mammoth site out west for comparison studies and other parts went for Research. She was smaller than Renee and had other health issues related to her digestive problems.

Don Redfox

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Tembo (Loren), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Toledo Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4469. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1994 deaths | Hot Springs Mammoth Site Taxidermy | 1979 births | Born in Zimbabwe | 1982 imports | Elephants from Toledo Zoo | United States | African savanna elephants

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