Ndula at San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)

Alternative name:Ndulamitsi
ID Number:   SSP Number: 528 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 28 years old
Management:Protected contact
Location:San Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park)
ArrivedSan Diego Safari Park (San Diego Wild Animal Park) 2003-08-22
from Mkhaya Game Reserve
Mkhaya Game Reserve 1994-00-00
from Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park 1990-00-00
Born:1990 wild in
Kruger National Park South Africa
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (M) 2004-02-23 Moose (Vusmusi), SSP nr: 540
  2. (M) 2010-02-14 Lutsandvo, SSP nr: 570
  3. (M) 2018-08-11 Umzula-Zuli, SSP nr: 574+? (N/A)
Document updated2009-01-29: Pregnant
2009-02-05: Birth
2010-02-16: Birth of calf, Text
2018-08-08: pregnant
2018-10-06: not pregnant
In 2003, the San Diego Wild Animal Park & Lowry Park Zoo imported 11 elephants scheduled to be culled from Swaziland. One male and six females stayed in California, while the remaining two bulls and two cows went to Florida.

The 224 pound new calf, born on Valentine's Day 2010, was born to second time mother Ndula. She gave birth to her first calf shortly after arriving in California pregnant from the wild. He joined a herd of five males and eight females, and made the sixth calf in the herd born at the Wild Animal Park.

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