Jambo an African savanna elephant at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

♀ Jambo
Alternative name:Dumbo


SSP nr460


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Management:Protected contact

People killed:1: animal keeper at Shrine Circus, 2010
Born:* 1983 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1985
Present / last location:Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2011-06-00Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
from Terry Frisco Elephant Act
Terry Frisco Elephant Act 2001-00-00
from Frisco Brothers Petting Zoo
Frisco Brothers Petting Zoo 1986-00-00
from Joe Frisco
Joe Frisco 1985-00-00
from Frank Thompson (Bradenton)

Document updated2009-01-25: New elephant RE
2010-12-18: Mankiller RE
2011-11-27: transfered
2011-12-08: pc
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Jambo is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), located at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, in United States.

Jambo arrived Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 2011-06-00, relocated from Terry Frisco Elephant Act, in United States.

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

  1. Kimba born 1977
  2. ,
  3. Kimba Lou born 1982
  4. ,
  5. Lucky born 1980
  6. ,
  7. Malaika born 1986
  8. ,
  9. Missy born 1969
  10. , (see detailed list).


Jambo was born wild 1983, captured 1985 .

Comments / pictures

2010-04-09: killed an animal keeper at Shrine Circus.

Records about Jambo from Bob Cline
African Female 1985 to 1988 - Joe Frisco
2001 to Present - Terry Frisco Elephant Act
Killed Andrew Anderton on April 9, 2010 in Wilkes Barre, PA.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Jambo, an African savanna elephant at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 June 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=4570. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Felicia Frisco
  • Bob Cline, Cheraw, South Carolina, United States.


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