San Diego Zoo in United States

San Diego Zoo

First elephant arrived1923
Address 2920 Zoo Drive, P.O. Box 120551
Zip-code 92112-0551
Place San Diego
Country United States
Website Website

Directors: Belle Benchley (director)
1923-1923: Frank Buck (director)

Key People 1961: Red Thomas (zookeeper)


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
-1972: Joan Embery
(elephant trainer)
-1999: Red Thomas
(elephant head-keeper)

Elephant keepers -: Red Thomas
Record history
History of updates2022-01-28

Latest document update2022-01-28 09:47:10
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San Diego Zoo, located at 2920 Zoo Drive, P.O. Box 120551, in San Diego, California, United States , was founded in 1922 and the first elephant arrived in 1923.

Living elephants

At the San Diego Zoo lives 3 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Inhlonipho born 2011-09-26
  2. Shaba born 1980
  3. Tsandzikle born 2010-12-27

Comments / picturesThe world-famous San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, San Diego, California is one of the largest, most progressive zoos in the world with over 4,000 animals of more than 800 Species.

It is privately operated by the nonprofit Zoological Society of San Diego on 100 acres of parkland leased from the City of San Diego, and ownership of all animals, equipment and other assets rests with the City of San Diego.

1977: Asian elephants perform in Wild Animal Park\'s first elephant show (trainer Franz Tisch) .

References for records about San Diego Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). San Diego Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2021-03-21Man enter elephant cage with 2-year-old daughter - Elephant News

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