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Tonga (Rambo) is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Vienna Zoo, in Austria.
Tonga (Rambo) arrived in 1998-08-18 to the Vienna Zoo, relocated from the Bussolengo Safari Park (Garda Zoological Park), in Italy.
Tonga (Rambo) was born wild 1985 at Kruger National Park.
Tonga was not totally off-hand in Bussolengo, but not really trained. The headkeeper Gian Carlo, managed her in a friendly, not dominant way, and she had a nice relation with him and other keepers in Bussolengo.
When she grew older, she started to destroy her stable, and since she was Bussolengos last and only elephant, it was decided to sell her to Schï¿½nbrunn in Vienna. She was transfered to free contact training by Dan Koehl during a hot summer in 1998. Already after two weeks she could be ridden.
In November 2011 Tonga was inseminated with semen from a wild elephant bull in Africa.
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