African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Toronto Zoo in Canada

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Tequila  dead elephant
Tequila, Thumpe and Wayne Jackson in October 1983.
Tequila, Thumpe and Wayne Jackson in October 1983.


SSP nr352


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 38 years old
Born:* 1970 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1972
Dead: 2008-09-02
Death reason: unknown: necropsy inconclusive
Total: 2 babies

1. Born 1980-10-18 Thika SSP id: 387

2. Born 1983-08-25
(dead † 2009-03-17)
Tumpe SSP id: 405
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Toronto Zoo, in Canada

Date of arrival

1974-09-04Toronto Zoo
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)

Record history
History of updates2020-11-08

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† Tequila is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2008-09-02 at Toronto Zoo, in Canada, . Official death reason described as necropsy inconclusive.


  1. (F) 1980-10-18 Thika SSP id: 387
  2. (F) 1983-08-25 -- † 2009-03-17 Tumpe SSP id: 405


Tequila was born wild 1970, captured 1972 .

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"Tequila, 38, died 2008, found lying on an electric fence. The Necropsy report was inconclusive."

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tequila, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Toronto Zoo in Canada. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2100. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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