African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
PAWS ARK 2000 in United States

♀ Mara


SSP nr222


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Locations - owners
Present / last location:PAWS ARK 2000, in United States

Date of arrival

2002-11-00PAWS ARK 2000
from Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

1990-01-23Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)
from Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)

Jumbolair (Arthur Jones)
from Happy Hollow Zoo (San Jose Zoological Gardens)

Record history
History of updates2024-04-11:

Latest document update2023-08-06 13:56:27
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Mara is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the PAWS ARK 2000, in United States.

Mara arrived in 2002-11-00 to the PAWS ARK 2000, relocated from the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), in United States.


Mara lives together with 5 other elephants at the PAWS ARK 2000:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Gypsy (Matsho, Hope) born 1967
  2. Nicholas (Nickolaus) born 1993-12-15
  3. Prince (Chang Dee) born 1987-05-24
  4. Thika born 1980-10-18
  5. Toka born 1970


Mara was born wild 1982 at Africa unspecified location. and imported 1982?

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Contradictory records:

2006 Studbook:
222 F ~ 1980 AFRICAN ~ 1982 Capture Mara
SAN JOSE ~ 1982
MEXICO ~ 1983
GALT ~ 1988

2011 Studbook:
222 F 1/1/1980 AFRICAN ~ 1982 Mara
SAN JOSE 1/1/1982
PAWS 1/1/1988

"Mara, the African elephant rescued from travelling shows, arrives at the PAWS Galt sanctuary." //

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Mara, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at PAWS ARK 2000 in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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