Tonga an African savanna elephant at Dresden Zoo

♂ Tonga
Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 32 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 8910
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1989 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1992
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2006-03-23 Bou-Bou EEP id: 20045

2. Born 2009-12-27 Nelly EEP id: 200900
Present / last location:Dresden Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
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2020-11-09Dresden Zoo
from Hodenhagen Serengeti-Park
Hodenhagen Serengeti-Park 2001-07-06
from Circus Busch (Paul Busch)

Document updated2020-10-03
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Tonga is a Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Dresden Zoo, in Germany.

Tonga arrived in Dresden Zoo 2020-11-09, relocated from Hodenhagen Serengeti-Park, in Germany.

In Dresden Zoo, Tonga lives together with 3 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Drumbo born 1990
  2. ,
  3. Mogli born 1995
  4. ,
  5. Sawu born 1996
  6. , (see detailed list).


Total: 2 babies

  1. (M) 2006-03-23 Bou-Bou EEP id: 20045
  2. (F) 2009-12-27 Nelly EEP id: 200900


Tonga was born wild 1989, captured 1992 . and imported 1992

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Tonga, an African savanna at Dresden Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 January 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • African Elephant Studbook, Europe Regional EEP
    by Amelia Terkel, Zoological center Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan, Israel


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