African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Memphis Zoo in United States

♀ Kosti

Alternative name: Tusca


SSP nr446


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Memphis Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2022-07-14Memphis Zoo
from Brian Franzen

1997-00-00Brian Franzen
from Franzen Brothers Circus

1984-06-00Franzen Brothers Circus
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Record history
History of updates2020-10-19

Latest document update2022-07-27 04:48:11
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Kosti is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Memphis Zoo, in United States.

Kosti arrived in 2022-07-14 to the Memphis Zoo, relocated from the Brian Franzen, in United States.


Kosti lives together with 4 other elephants at the Memphis Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Asali born 1985-08-29
  2. Bambi born 1975
  3. Daisy born 1975
  4. Gina born 1983


Kosti was born wild 1982 at Africa unspecified location.

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Contradictory records:

The North American Regional Studbook for the African Elephant lists this elephant with the name 'Tusca.'

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Kosti, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Memphis Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5939. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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