African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Brian Franzen in United States

♀ Kosti
Alternative name: Tusca


SSP nr446


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 39 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Brian Franzen, in United States

Date of arrival

1997-00-00Brian Franzen
from Franzen Brothers Circus

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

Record history
History of updates2010-08-07: 
2012-05-24: Previous locations, Birth, SSP, Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-19 13:37:24
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Kosti is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Brian Franzen, in United States.

Kosti arrived in 1997-00-00 to the Brian Franzen, relocated from the Franzen Brothers Circus, in United States.

Kosti lives together with 2 other elephants at the Brian Franzen:
  1. Megu born 1982
  2. Okha born 1970

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Kosti was born wild 1982.

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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, (2021). Kosti, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Brian Franzen in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5939. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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