African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Twiggy at Toledo Zoo

♀ Twiggy
Twiggy. Toledo Zoo 04/2014. Photo © Ben Whitebread
Twiggy. Toledo Zoo 04/2014. Photo © Ben Whitebread


SSP nr473


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 36 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1985 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1987
Present / last location:Toledo Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2010-02-14Toledo Zoo
from Baron von Uhls Wild Animal Circus (Julius von Uhl)
Baron von Uhls Wild Animal Circus (Julius von Uhl) 1990-00-00
from Four Bears Water Park
Four Bears Water Park 1989-00-00
from Richard Army MaGuire
Richard Army MaGuire 1988-00-00
from Jurgen C. Schulz

Document updated2010-02-12: Previous locations, Text RE
2010-02-15: Transfer, Text RE
2010-08-10: PC RE
2014-04-23: Image RE
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Twiggy is a living confiscated Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Toledo Zoo, in United States.

Twiggy arrived Toledo Zoo 2010-02-14, relocated from Baron von Uhls Wild Animal Circus (Julius von Uhl), in United States.

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

  1. Renee (Mbili) born 1979
  2. , (see detailed list).


Twiggy was born wild 1985, captured 1987 .

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In February 2010, the USDA confiscated von Uhl's animals, including tigers, lions and his elephant. The USDA claimed the animals' living conditions weren't following the law. The 25 year old elephant was then transferred to the Toledo Zoo, joining 29 year old Renee and her son Louie.
This was the fourth USDA elephant confiscation, following elephants removed from John Cuneo, Lance Ramos and Willie Davenport.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Twiggy, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Toledo Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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