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

♀ 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 ♀ 39 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1985 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1987
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Toledo Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2010-02-14Toledo Zoo
from Baron von Uhls Wild Animal Circus (Julius von Uhl)

1990-00-00Baron von Uhls Wild Animal Circus (Julius von Uhl)
from Four Bears Water Park

1989-00-00Four Bears Water Park
from Richard Army MaGuire

1988-00-00Richard Army MaGuire
from J. C. Schulz Inc.

Record history
History of updates2024-03-18:

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Twiggy is a living confiscated Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Toledo Zoo, in United States.

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


Twiggy lives together with 3 other elephants at the Toledo Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Ajani born 2000-08-04
  2. Kirkja born 2024-02-17
  3. Renee born 1979


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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Twiggy, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Toledo Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 June 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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