Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
El Paso Zoo in United States

♀ Savannah

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 71 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1952 wild
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Present / last location:El Paso Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1997-02-25El Paso Zoo
from Baton Rouge Zoo

1981-09-29Baton Rouge Zoo
from Dallas Zoo

Record history
History of updates2009-09-23: collapsed, lifted

Latest document update2023-02-22 14:59:28
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Savannah is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the El Paso Zoo, in United States.

Savannah arrived in 1997-02-25 to the El Paso Zoo, relocated from the Baton Rouge Zoo, in United States.

In El Paso Zoo, Savannah lives as single living elephant at this location


Savannah was born wild 1952.

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Savannah, an Asian elephant, is the oldest known elephant to reside in an Association of Zoos & Aquariums accredited facility. These types of elephants have an average lifespan of nearly 50 years.

1997: Savannah arrived at the El Paso Zoo in February 1997 from Baton Rouge Zoo, according to El Paso Times archives.

2009-09-22: unable to stand up after lying on an incline, Firefighters used special inflating airbags to lift the 7,700-pound elephant Savannah

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Koehl, Dan, (2021). Savannah, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at El Paso Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 September 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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