Tonka an African savanna elephant at Knoxville Zoo



♂ Tonka
Tonka. Knoxville Zoo 02/2008. Photo: © Amanda Pippin
Tonka. Knoxville Zoo 02/2008. Photo: © Amanda Pippin

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 41 years old
Id numberSSP Number: (163)
Body height: 3.14 meter, 10.3 feet
Body weight: 6818.18 kg, 15000.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Origin
Born:* 1979 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1981
Imported:1981
Locations
Present / last location:Knoxville Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival

1981-03-10Knoxville Zoo from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
International Animal Exchange (Ferndale) 1981-00-00
from Kruger National Park

Document updated2009-01-02: Image RE
2010-11-21: Height, Weight RE
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Bio

Tonka is a Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Knoxville Zoo, in United States.

Tonka arrived in Knoxville Zoo 1981-03-10, relocated from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale), in United States.

In Knoxville Zoo, Tonka lives together with 2 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Jana born 1980
  2. ,
  3. Edie born 1983
  4. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Tonka was born wild 1979, captured 1981 . and imported 1981


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In November 2010, it was announced that Tonka measured 10'4" at the shoulder and weighed 15000 pounds.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Tonka, an African savanna at Knoxville Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1212. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Ryan Easley, USA

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    Categories1979 births | 1981 captures | 1981 imports | Elephants from Knoxville Zoo | United States | African savanna elephants



    This document was updated: 2020-10-19 13:54:07


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