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  1. Elephant Enthusiast

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    The purpose of this thread is to publish the current population of Asian and African elephants in Central and South America.

    In Central and South America, there are currently 37 (6.31) Asian elephants and 35 (13.22) African elephants. Of the 37 (6.31) Asian elephants, 9 (3.6) elephants reside in Central America while 28 (3.25) elephants reside in South America. In addition, of the 35 (13.22) African elephants, 19 (7.12) elephants reside in Central America while 16 (6.10) elephants reside in South America. The information was collected through the following sources:

    North American Database | AsianElephant.Net
    Zoos in North and South America | Elewiki | FANDOM
    2010 Asian Elephant Studbook - AZA Elephant TAG/SSP Homepage
    Chemical Immobilization of the African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) in the National Zoo of Cuba 1984-2009.pdf
    Summer of novelties at the National Zoological Park of Cuba | Alas de Colibrí
    Guatemalan elephant celebrates 57th birthday | Life | Agencia EFE
    Trompita the Asian elephant celebrates 58th birthday at Guatemalan zoo | Life | Agencia EFE
    Ashanti, an African Elephant at Guadalajara Zoo | Elephant.se
    Kenia, an African Elephant at Guadalajara Zoo | Elephant.se
    Pancha, an African Elephant at Parque Zoológico La Pastora | Elephant.se
    Monty, an African Elephant at Parque Zoológico La Pastora | Elephant.se
    Pancho, an African Elephant at Parque Zoológico La Pastora | Elephant.se
    Pancha and Monty | Flickr
    Ely, an African Elephant at Zoológico de San Juan de Aragón
    Ely | Petra Prager
    Congo, an African Elephant at Bioparque Estrella
    Coapa, an African Elephant at Bioparque Estrella
    Chamberu, an Asian Elephant at Parque Zoologico Benito Juarez
    Ramos, an Asian Elephant at Africam Safari | Elephant.se
    Honney Ball, an Asian Elephant at Africam Safari | Elephant.se
    India, an Asian Elephant at Africam Safari | Elephant.se
    Grande, an Asian Elephant at Africam Safari | Elephant.se
    Mediano, an Asian Elephant at Africam Safari | Elephant.se
    Sarabi, an Asian Elephant at Africam Safari | Elephant.se
    Hoop, an Asian Elephant at Africam Safari | Elephant.se
    Lider, an Asian Elephant at Africam Safari | Elephant.se
    Independiente, an Asian Elephant at Africam Safari | Elephant.se
    Ceja, an Asian Elephant at Africam Safari | Elephant.se
    Timida, an Asian Elephant at Africam Safari | Elephant.se
    Nine orphaned elephants arrive in Mexico | IOL News
    Ted, an Asian Elephant at Toluca Zoo | Elephant.se
    Ted | Petra Prager
    Safari, an Asian Elephant at Toluca Zoo | Elephant.se
    Tamu, an Asian Elephant at Toluca Zoo | Elephant.se
    Bireki, an Asian Elephant at Toluca Zoo | Elephant.se
    ShowMe Elephants: Circo Hermanos Atayde
    Mundi, and African Elephant at Mayaguez Zoo | Elephant.se
    Mundi’s Move | Elephant Aid International
    Lawyers plead the cause of elephants of the zoo of Buenos Aires | Europe1
    Sharima, an Asian Elephant at Luján Zoo | Elephant.se
    Arli, an Asian Elephant at Luján Zoo | Elephant.se
    Tamy, an Asian Elephant at Mendoza Zoo | Elephant.se
    Tamy | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Pocha, an Asian Elephant at Mendoza Zoo | Elephant.se
    Guillermina, an Asian Elephant at Mendoza Zoo | Elephant.se
    Pocha & Guillermina | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Kenya, an African Elephant at Mendoza Zoo | Elephant.se
    Kenya | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Jamba, an African Elephant at Belo Horizonte Zoo | Elephant.se
    Jamba | Petra Prager
    Beré, an African Elephant at Belo Horizonte Zoo | Elephant.se
    Beré | Petra Prager
    Axé, an African Elephant at Belo Horizonte Zoo | Elephant.se
    Axé | Petra Prager
    Chocolate, an African Elephant at Brasília Zoo | Elephant.se
    Chocolate | Petra Prager
    Belinha, an African Elephant at Brasília Zoo | Elephant.se
    Belinha | Petra Prager
    Rana | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Maia | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Guida | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Honey, an Asian Elephant at Itatiba Zoo | Elephant.se
    Honey | Petra Prager
    Bambi, an Asian Elephant at Itatiba Zoo | Elephant.se
    Bambi | Petra Prager
    Lady | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Tanya, an Asian Elephant at Beto Carrero World | Elephant.se
    Princess, an Asian Elephant at Beto Carrero World | Elephant.se
    Beto Carrero World - 25th Anniversary GIF
    Alika, an Asian Elephant at Pomerode Zoo | Elephant.se
    Kenya, an Asian Elephant at Pomerode Zoo | Elephant.se
    Mayson | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Bambi, an Asian Elephant at Bosque Zoo | Elephant.se
    Bambi | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Carla, an Asian Elephant at Rio de Janeiro Zoo | Elephant.se
    Koala, an Asian Elephant at Rio de Janeiro Zoo | Elephant.se
    Carla & Koala | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Hangun, an Asian Elephant at São Paulo Zoo | Elephant.se
    Serva, an Asian Elephant at São Paulo Zoo | Elephant.se
    Hangun & Serva | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Pink, an Asian Elephant at Sapucaia Zoo | Elephant.se
    Sandro, an Asian Elephant at Sorocaba Zoo | Elephant.se
    Raisa, an Asian Elephant at Sorocaba Zoo | Elephant.se
    Sandro & Raisa | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Ramba, an Asian Elephant at Chile Safari Park | Elephant.se
    Ramba | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Jumbo, an African Elephant at Chilean National Zoo | Elephant.se
    Protea, an African Elephant at Chilean National Zoo | Elephant.se
    Brookfield Zoo veterinarian travels to Colombia for elephant operation | Chicago Parent
    Chicago Vets Travel To Colombia To Save Elephant's Tusk | NBC Chicago
    Pirinolo, an African Elephant at Biopark Ukumari | Elephant.se
    Maggie, an African Elephant at Biopark Ukumari | Elephant.se
    Elephant Profiles of Biopark Ukumari | Google Images
    Kim, Maggie and Pirinolo meet again in Pereira's biopark | Revista Ambiental Catorce 6
    Zimbabwe, an African Elephant at Napoles Hacienda Theme Park | Elephant.se
    Hacienda Napoli receives elephant from the Pereira zoo | El Colombiano
    Elephant Sanctuary | Napoles Hacienda Theme Park
    Tony, an Asian Elephant at Zulia Metropolitan Zoo | Elephant.se
    Danu, an Asian Elephant at Zulia Metropolitan Zoo | Elephant.se

    The institutions are organized by Central American institutions then South American institutions. Within those categories, the institutions are organized by country, then city in alphabetical order.

    National Zoological Park - Havana, Cuba
    Uncertain Inventory of African Elephants

    La Aurora Zoo - Guatemala City, Guatemala
    0.1 Trompita 1961.00.00 (EM)

    Guadalajara Zoo - Guadalajara, Mexico
    0.1 Ashanti 1984.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Kenia 1984.00.00 (LA)

    La Pastora Zoo - Guadalupe, Mexico
    1.0 Monty (Pancho x Pancha) 2006.05.30 (LA)
    0.1 Pancha 1980.00.00 (LA)

    San Juan de Aragón Zoo - Mexico City, Mexico
    0.1 Ely 1983.00.00 (LA)

    Bioparque Estrella - Montemorelos, Mexico
    1.0 Congo 1991.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Coapa 1982.00.00 (LA)

    Benito Juárez Zoo - Morelia, Mexico
    1.0 Chamberu 1962.00.00 (EM)

    Africam Safari - Puebla, Mexico
    1.0 Ramos 1974.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Honney Ball 1961.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 India 1970.00.00 (EM)
    1.0 Grande 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    1.0 Mediano 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    1.0 Pequeno 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    1.0 Sarabi (Grande or Mediano x Lider) 2017.05.16 (LA)
    1.0 Hoop (Grande or Mediano x Independiente) 2017.09.00 (LA)
    0.1 Lider 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Independiente 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Ceja 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Timida 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Unknown 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Unknown 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)

    Zacango Ecological Park - Santa María Nativitas, Mexico
    1.0 Ted 1962.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Safari 1960.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Tamu 1960.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Bireki (Ramos x Tanya) 1991.09.16 (EM)

    Mayaguez Zoo - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    0.1 Mundi 1983.00.00 (LA)

    Buenos Aires Ecological Park - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    0.1 Mara 1964.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Kuki 1982.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Pupi 1984.00.00 (LA)

    Luján Zoo - Luján, Argentina
    0.1 Sharima 1995.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Arli 1996.00.00 (EM)

    Mendoza Zoo - Mendoza, Argentina
    1.0 Tamy 1970.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Pocha 1973.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Guillermina (Tamy x Pocha) 1998.11.19 (EM)
    0.1 Kenya 1985.00.00 (LA)

    Belo Horizonte Zoo - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    1.0 Jamba 1996.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Beré 1975.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Axé (Joca x Beré) 1987.07.06 (LA)

    Brasília Zoo - Brasília, Brazil
    1.0 Chocolate (Joca x Beré) 1992-04-19 (LA)
    0.1 Belinha 1993.00.00 (LA)

    Elephant Sanctuary Brazil - Chapada dos Guimarães, Brazil
    0.1 Rana 1962.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Maia 1971.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Guida 1973.00.00 (EM)

    Itatiba Zoo - Itatiba, Brazil
    0.1 Honey 1958.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Bambi 1967.00.00 (EM)

    Arruda Câmara Zoo - João Pessoa, Brazil
    0.1 Lady 1975.00.00 (EM)

    Beto Carrero World - Penha, Brazil
    0.1 Princess 1980.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Tanya (Vance x Mala) 1992.04.04 (EM)

    Pomerode Zoo - Pomerode, Brazil
    0.1 Alika 1965.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Kenya 1965.00.00 (EM)

    Bosque Zoo - Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
    0.1 Mayson 1970.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Bambi 1975.00.00 (EM)

    Rio de Janeiro Zoo - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    0.1 Carla 1963.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Koala 1964.00.00 (EM)

    São Paulo Zoo - São Paulo, Brazil
    0.1 Hangun 1963.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Serva 1963.00.00 (EM)

    Sapucaia Zoo - Sapucaia, Brazil
    0.1 Pink 1969.00.00 (EM)

    Sorocaba Zoo - Sorocaba, Brazil
    1.0 Sandro 1971.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Raisa 1971.00.00 (EM)

    Chile Safari Park - Rancagua, Chile
    0.1 Ramba 1966.00.00 (EM)

    Chilean National Zoo - Santiago, Chile
    1.0 Jumbo 1987.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Protea 1988.00.00 (LA)

    Barranquilla Zoo - Barranquilla, Colombia
    1.0 Tantor 1965.00.00 (LA)

    Biopark Ukumari - Pereira, Colombia
    1.0 Pirinolo 1976.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Maggie 1978.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Kim 1980.00.00 (LA)

    Napoles Hacienda Theme Park - Puerto Triunfo, Colombia
    1.0 Zimbabwe (Pirinolo x Maggie) 2006.12.12 (LA)
    0.1 Randy 1980.00.00 (LA)

    Zulia Metropolitan Zoo - Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
    1.0 Tony 1970.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Danu 1966.00.00 (EM)

    Hopefully this thread will enable others to learn about the Central and South American population of Asian and African elephants, to report any changes or inaccuracies within the population, and to develop a detailed report of Asian and African elephants in Central and South America.
     
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  2. Yi Qi

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    The Mendoza Zoo is closed, but I don't know where their elephants are now.

    Also, assuming Zancango's Ted is transferred somewhere, could he theoretically breed?Houston's Thai is 59 and still good, so it could happen.
     
  3. Elephant Enthusiast

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    Even though the Mendoza Zoo is technically closed, the 1.2 Asian elephants and 0.1 African elephant still reside at the facility. The Mendoza Zoo has agreed to send Tamy, Pocha, Guillermina, and Kenya to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil however, the sanctuary is still in the process of preparing the facility for the four of them. Also, the elephants have little to no training so the elephant handlers are currently working with the elephants to prepare them for the trip and eventual life at the sanctuary.

    Mendoza Four | Global Sanctuary for Elephants
    Mendoza Update | Global Sanctuary for Elephants

    The chances of any elephant being imported from Central or South America to North America is very low. Further, it's, to my knowledge, unknown whether Ted is reproductively viable given his age and lack of breeding.

    As for Thai, he was born in 1965 so that makes him 54 years old as of this year.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you said male elephants can breed no matter how old they get as long as they can mount a female.
     
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    I can't recall where or when I said that but ultimately, the fertility of an elephant, whether they're female or male, dictates their reproductive viability. For example, you have an individual like Thai (Houston Zoo) who's 54 years old and still producing calves while on the other hand you have an individual like Casey (Center for Elephant Conservation) who's only produced one calf and has failed to reproduce since.
     
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    Wasn't Casey at Fort Worth or Houston for a long time, and then came back to Ringling in exchange for Colonel? I don't recall any calves that he's sired since, so he's another example just like Casey. I'm still wondering about the sire of Columbus's Ellie, mainly because I'm wondering about Hank's fertility.
     
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    Casey resided at the Fort Worth Zoo from November 2005 to June 2015. During his time there, he produced a stillborn calf with Babe on January 22, 2008. Sadly, Babe died on January 24, 2008 after complications during labour. In June 2015, Romeo was transferred to the Fort Worth Zoo while Casey was transferred back to the Center for Elephant Conservation. Colonel was transferred from the Endangered Ark Foundation to the Fort Worth Zoo on March 21, 2013.

    I'm confused by your statement. Are you referring to Colonel or Casey? Casey has only produced one offspring while Colonel has yet to produce offspring. Colonel is genetically valuable through his father Buke so I'm hopeful his genetics will be represented soon.

    Same here. The Columbus Zoo has, to my knowledge, not made public the paternity of Ellie. However, confirming whether Hank or Samson sired Phoebe's calf would determine Hank's reproductive viability and finally answer the question all of us have been wondering since Phoebe's pregnancy annoucement.
     
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    Unclear pronoun reference. I meant that Colonel had not sired any calves since his move to FW and that he was essentially in the same boat as Casey in terms of long-term productivity, the opposite of Thai. It took three tries before FW found a solid prospect with Romeo.
     
  9. Elephant Enthusiast

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    Overview of the Asian and African elephant population in Central and South America since April 2019.

    Twenty-two year old 0.1 Arly (EM) passed away in 2018 at the Luján Zoo.
    Arly, an Asian Elephant at Luján Zoo | Elephant.se

    Fifty-nine year old 0.1 Safari (EM) passed away on May 3, 2019 at the Zacango Ecological Park.
    Safari, the female elephant, has been euthanized | Noticias del Estado de México

    Thirty-nine year old 0.1 Pancha (LA) passed away on May 9, 2019 at the La Pastora Zoo.
    Muere elefante en el Parque La Pastora | Dominio Medios

    Forty-six year old 0.1 Guida (EM) passed away on June 25, 2019 at Elephant Sanctuary Brazil.
    In Memory of Guida - Global Sanctuary for Elephants

    Current Central and South American population of Asian and African elephants as of July 2019.

    National Zoological Park - Havana, Cuba
    Uncertain Inventory of African Elephants

    La Aurora Zoo - Guatemala City, Guatemala
    0.1 Trompita 1961.00.00 (EM)

    Guadalajara Zoo - Guadalajara, Mexico
    0.1 Ashanti 1984.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Kenia 1984.00.00 (LA)

    La Pastora Zoo - Guadalupe, Mexico
    1.0 Monty (Pancho x Pancha) 2006.05.30 (LA)

    San Juan de Aragón Zoo - Mexico City, Mexico
    0.1 Ely 1983.00.00 (LA)

    Bioparque Estrella - Montemorelos, Mexico
    1.0 Congo 1991.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Coapa 1982.00.00 (LA)

    Benito Juárez Zoo - Morelia, Mexico
    1.0 Chamberu 1962.00.00 (EM)

    Africam Safari - Puebla, Mexico
    1.0 Ramos 1974.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Honney Ball 1961.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 India 1970.00.00 (EM)
    1.0 Grande 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    1.0 Mediano 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    1.0 Pequeno 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    1.0 Sarabi (Grande or Mediano x Lider) 2017.05.16 (LA)
    1.0 Hoop (Grande or Mediano x Independiente) 2017.09.00 (LA)
    0.1 Lider 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Independiente 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Ceja 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Timida 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Unknown 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Unknown 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA)

    Zacango Ecological Park - Santa María Nativitas, Mexico
    1.0 Ted 1962.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Tamu 1960.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Bireki (Ramos x Tanya) 1991.09.16 (EM)

    Mayaguez Zoo - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
    0.1 Mundi 1983.00.00 (LA)

    Zulia Metropolitan Zoo - Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela
    1.0 Tony 1970.00.00
    0.1 Danu 1966.00.00

    Buenos Aires Ecological Park - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    0.1 Mara 1964.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Kuki 1982.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Pupi 1984.00.00 (LA)

    Luján Zoo - Luján, Argentina
    0.1 Sharima 1995.00.00 (EM)

    Mendoza Zoo - Mendoza, Argentina
    1.0 Tamy 1970.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Pocha 1973.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Guillermina (Tamy x Pocha) 1998.11.19 (EM)
    0.1 Kenya 1985.00.00 (LA)

    Belo Horizonte Zoo - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
    1.0 Jamba 1996.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Beré 1975.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Axé (Joca x Beré) 1987.07.06 (LA)

    Brasília Zoo - Brasília, Brazil
    1.0 Chocolate (Joca x Beré) 1992.04.19 (LA)
    0.1 Belinha 1993.00.00 (LA)

    Elephant Sanctuary Brazil - Chapada dos Guimarães, Brazil
    0.1 Rana 1962.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Maia 1971.00.00 (EM)

    Itatiba Zoo - Itatiba, Brazil
    0.1 Honey 1958.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Bambi 1967.00.00 (EM)

    Arruda Câmara Zoo - João Pessoa, Brazil
    0.1 Lady 1975.00.00 (EM)

    Beto Carrero World - Penha, Brazil
    0.1 Princess 1980.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Tanya (Vance x Mala) 1992.04.04 (EM)

    Pomerode Zoo - Pomerode, Brazil
    0.1 Alika 1965.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Kenya 1965.00.00 (EM)

    Bosque Zoo - Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
    0.1 Mayson 1970.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Bambi 1975.00.00 (EM)

    Rio de Janeiro Zoo - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    0.1 Koala 1964.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Carla 1963.00.00 (EM)

    São Paulo Zoo - São Paulo, Brazil
    0.1 Hangun 1963.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Serva 1963.00.00 (EM)

    Sapucaia Zoo - Sapucaia, Brazil
    0.1 Pink 1969.00.00 (EM)

    Sorocaba Zoo - Sorocaba, Brazil
    1.0 Sandro 1971.00.00 (EM)
    0.1 Raisa 1971.00.00 (EM)

    Chile Safari Park - Rancagua, Chile
    0.1 Ramba 1966.00.00

    Chilean National Zoo - Santiago, Chile
    1.0 Jumbo 1987.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Protea 1988.00.00 (LA)

    Barranquilla Zoo - Barranquilla, Colombia
    1.0 Tantor 1965.00.00 (LA)

    Biopark Ukumari - Pereira, Colombia
    1.0 Pirinolo 1976.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Maggie 1978.00.00 (LA)
    0.1 Kim 1980.00.00 (LA)

    Napoles Hacienda Theme Park - Puerto Triunfo, Colombia
    1.0 Zimbabwe (Pirinolo x Maggie) 2006.12.12 (LA)
    0.1 Randy 1980.00.00 (LA)
     
  10. Elephantelephant

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    Is Tantor really 54 years old? For an African elephant this is respectable. Wherever I was looking for any information about his age, there was information that his age was unknown.
     
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    What on Earth happened at the African Safari that 9 elephants born in 2003 all died in 2008? They don't even have 9 females who could have all produced calves in 2003. We all know how frequently EEHV can take 5-year-olds from us, but these are Africans, who are affected by the virus much less frequently. Both the births and deaths of these nine are somewhat alarming. Does anyone know what happened there?!
     
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    According to the following sources: Brookfield Zoo veterinarian travels to Colombia for elephant operation | Chicago Parent & Chicago Vets Travel To Colombia To Save Elephant's Tusk | NBC Chicago, Tantor was 47 years old in 2012 thus making him 54 years old as of 2019.

    Nothing happened to the African elephants at Africam Safari during that time. When the following is stated: 1.0 Grande 2003.00.00 - 2008.00.00 (LA), it means that the individual was born between 2003 and 2008. Also, the population report I've posted only includes the current living population.

    Unfortunately, not much is known publicly about the African elephants at Africam Safari. However, it's known that nine African elephants, three males and six females, ranging from four to nine years old, were imported to Africam Safari in June 2012. Since then, the herd has produced three calves: Sarabi (May 2017), Hoop (September/October 2017), and a female calf (January/February 2019).

    Timida, an African Elephant at Africam Safari | Elephant.se
    Nine orphaned elephants arrive in Mexico | IOL News
    Zoogeburten in Amerika | EleWiki | FANDOM
     
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    Ahh, lol. They looked exactly like birth-to-death data. In a few words, this story just went from terrible to wonderful! Huge sigh of relief.
     
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    It is interesting. Tantor is therefore probably the oldest captured African elephant male and also one of the oldest captured African elephants ever. The oldest is Bahati (58 years) at Ramat Gan Zoo. Am I right?
     
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    I can confirm that both Sandro and Raisa are still going strong despite their age.

    Of the two animals it is Sandro who has the strongest and most mischevious character and is very fond of apples and watermelons too.
     
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    How wonderful to have you on Zoo Chat to give us these kinds of details about South and Central American elephants! Personality is the most rewarding thing to watch and enjoy, and before your post, this population was almost entirely just names and numbers on the page. Through you, we can look forward to meeting some a bit more closely!
     
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    No problem , glad to help fill out more details on these individual elephants.

    As I've said Sandro has a noticeably more mischevious bent than his mate Raisa who has a placid temperament. He shows some behaviours that at times could almost be interpreted (albeit anthromorphically) as having a playful sense of humour.
     
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