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

♂ Louie
Louie. Toledo Zoo 04/2014. Photo: © Ben Whitebread
Louie. Toledo Zoo 04/2014. Photo: © Ben Whitebread


SSP nr526


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 2003-04-30 captive-born
Birth place: through
artificial insemination in Toledo Zoo
Birth weight 124.00 kgs, 272.80 lbs

Parents: Bulwagi x ♀ Renee
Locations - owners
Present / last location:North Carolina Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2021-06-03North Carolina Zoo
from Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo

2017-06-23Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo
from Toledo Zoo

Record history
History of updates2008-12-28: Name, Birth type, Image RE
2009-01-29: Arrival (birth year) RE
2009-08-18: Text, Image RE
2010-07-03: attack
2010-08-10: PC RE
2014-04-23: Image RE
2018-03-05: transfered

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Louie is a living Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the North Carolina Zoo, in United States.

Louie arrived in 2021-06-03 to the North Carolina Zoo, relocated from the Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo, in United States.

Louie lives together with 5 other elephants at the North Carolina Zoo:
  1. Batir (Skeeter) born 2002-01-21
  2. CSar (Flapjack) born 1974
  3. Rafiki born 1981
  4. Samantha (Nekhanda) born 1988
  5. Tonga born 1978

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


Louie was conceived through artificial insemination and born captive-born 2003-04-30 at Toledo Zoo.


Parents of Louie are: ♂ Bulwagi (father) and ♀ Renee (mother).

Siblings through the father Bulwagi:

  1. 2002-07-27 -- † 2002-07-27 (M) stillborn
  2. 2003-03-21 -- † 2003-03-21 (F) stillborn
  3. 2003-11-24 -- † 2003-04-07 (M) stillborn
  4. 2005-05-13 -- † 2005-05-13 (M) Noname
  5. 2005-10-17(M) Tamani
  6. 2005-10-18(M) Kedar

Siblings through the mother Renee:

  1. 2011-06-03 - † 2021-04-10? (M) Lucas


Louies ancestral Pedigree:


Sire (f):

Born: 1981-03-03

Sire ff:

Born: 1965
Sire fff:
Dame ffm:
Dame fm:

Born: 1970
Sire fmf:
Dame fmm:

Dame m:

Born: 1979

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Comments / pictures

2003: The name, Louie, was chosen by Mrs. Ruth Carl as a tribute to renowned Toledo Zoo elephant keeper Louis Scherer.
2009: In August 2009, Lou measured seven Feet tall at the shoulder and weighed about 3800 pounds.
2010: Louie attacked the Toledo Zoo elephant manager Don Redfox
2017: Transfered to Omaha Henry Doorley Zoo

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Louie, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at North Carolina Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2001. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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