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African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Toledo Zoo in United States

♀ Renee
Renee. Toledo Zoo 04/2014. Photo: © Ben Whitebread
Renee. Toledo Zoo 04/2014. Photo: © Ben Whitebread
Alternative name: Mbili


SSP nr182


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Body height: 2.53 meter, 8.3 feet
Body weight: 3681.82 kg, 8100.00 lbs
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1979 wild
Birth place: in Zimbabwe unspecified location
Capture: 1981
Imported:1982 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 2003-04-30 Louie SSP id: 526

2. Born 2011-06-03
(dead † 2021-04-10?)
Lucas SSP id: 00
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Toledo Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1982-06-28Toledo Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

1982-05-26International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
from Zimbabwe unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2023-02-25

Latest document update2023-05-20 15:36:41
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Renee is a living pregnant Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Toledo Zoo, in United States.

Renee arrived in 1982-06-28 to the Toledo Zoo, relocated from the International Animal Exchange (Ferndale), in United States.

Renee lives together with 1 other elephants at the Toledo Zoo:
  1. Twiggy born 1985

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. (M) 2003-04-30 Louie SSP id: 526
  2. (M) 2011-06-03 -- † 2021-04-10? Lucas SSP id: 00


Renee was born wild 1979 at Zimbabwe unspecified location, captured 1981 . and imported 1982 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Comments / pictures

Tembo and Renee were purchased together by the Toledo Zoo from the International Animal Exchange in June 1982, both imported a month prior from Zimbabwe.

Renee in Toledo ZooLoren and Renee, with keepers Don Redfox and David Ross, 1983.

In August 2009, Renee measured 8'4" tall at the shoulder and weighed about 8100 pounds.

2023-05-20: 43-year-old African elephant Renee is about halfway through her Pregnancy and is due in spring 2024.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Renee, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Toledo Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2000. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories1979 births | Born in Zimbabwe | Breeding cows | 1981 captures | 1982 imports | Elephants from Toledo Zoo | United States | African savanna elephants

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