African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Renee (Mbili) at Toledo Zoo

♀ Renee (Mbili)
Renee. Toledo Zoo 04/2014. Photo: © Ben Whitebread
Renee. Toledo Zoo 04/2014. Photo: © Ben Whitebread


SSP nr182


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 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:
Capture: 1981
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
Present / last location:Toledo Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

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

Document updated2008-12-28: Name, SSP, Image RE
2009-08-18: Text, Image RE
2010-04-03: pregnant
2011-02-09: Text, Height, Weight RE
2011-06-05: not pregnant
2014-04-23: Image, PC RE
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Renee (Mbili) is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Toledo Zoo, in United States.

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

In Toledo Zoo, Renee (Mbili) lives together with 1 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Twiggy born 1985
  2. , (see detailed list).


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


Renee (Mbili) was born wild 1979, captured 1981 . and imported 1982

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.

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

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Renee (Mbili), African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Toledo Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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