African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Tucson Reid Park Zoo in United States

♀ Lungile


SSP nr530


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 33 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1991 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Capture: 2003?
Freight:Air cargo, Boeing 747
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2007-11-28
(dead † 2008-02-05)
noname (Audrey?) SSP id: 559
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Tucson Reid Park Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2012-02-24Tucson Reid Park Zoo
from San Diego Zoo Safari Park

2003-08-22San Diego Zoo Safari Park
from Mkhaya Game Reserve

1994-00-00Mkhaya Game Reserve
from Kruger National Park

Record history
History of updates2024-03-09

Latest document update2020-10-22 01:44:38
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Lungile is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Tucson Reid Park Zoo, in United States.

Lungile arrived in 2012-02-24 to the Tucson Reid Park Zoo, relocated from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in United States.


Lungile lives together with 4 other elephants at the Tucson Reid Park Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Litsemba born 1990
  2. Mapenzi born 2020-04-06
  3. Meru born 2024-03-08
  4. Nandi born 2014-08-20


  1. (F) 2007-11-28 -- † 2008-02-05 noname (Audrey?) SSP id: 559


Lungile was born wild 1991 at Kruger National Park, captured 2003? . and imported 2003, Air cargo, Boeing 747

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Lungile, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Tucson Reid Park Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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  • Ruka

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