Tantor at Toronto Zoo

Male ♂ African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) Tantor at Toronto Zoo

Photo: Wayne Jackson, Canada.
† Tantor
ID Number:   SSP Number: 343 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Dead date: 1989-08-02
Death reason: anesthesia: heart failure
Location:Toronto Zoo
ArrivedToronto Zoo 1974-07-30
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)
International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar) 1974-00-00
Born:1969 wild Mozambique
Capture: 1971,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 4 babies

  1. (F) 1980-10-18 Thika, SSP nr: 387
  2. (F) 1983-08-25 -- † 2009-03-17 Tumpe, SSP nr: 405
  3. (F) 1984-06-28 -- † 1994-07-05 Toronto, SSP nr: 409
  4. (F) 1984-09-13 -- † 1984-09-15 T.W., SSP nr: 411
Document updated2008-12-25: Previous locations, Death RE
2011-02-15: Death, Text RE
2012-09-18: picture
"Tantor, 20, died 1989 from heart failure shortly after surgery for tusk extraction due to infection."

Sources, among others

  • http://www.thestar.com/news/article/938855--stay-or-pack-their-trunks

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