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

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Tantor  dead elephant
Photo: Wayne Jackson, Canada.
Photo: Wayne Jackson, Canada.
Taxidermy locationRoyal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

Identification

SSP nr343

Description

Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 20 years old
Body height: 3.41 meter, 11.2 feet
Body weight: 6500.00 kg, 14300.00 lbs
Origin
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1971
Death
Dead: 1989-08-02
Death reason: anesthesia: heart failure
Offspring
Total: 4 babies

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

2. Born 1983-08-25
(dead † 2009-03-17)
Tumpe SSP id: 405

3. Born 1984-06-28
(dead † 1994-07-05)
Toronto SSP id: 409

4. Born 1984-09-13
(dead † 1984-09-15)
T.W. SSP id: 411
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Toronto Zoo, in Canada

Date of arrival

1974-07-30Toronto Zoo
from International Fertilizer and Chemical Company (Fred Zeehandelaar)

Record history
History of updates2008-12-25: Previous locations, Death RE
2011-02-15: Death, Text RE
2012-09-18: picture
2020-05-08: Height, weight

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Tantor is a dead Male ♂ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1989-08-02 at Toronto Zoo, in Canada, . Official death reason described as heart failure.

Taxidermy locationThe Taxidermy remains of this animal is within the Taxidermy collection at Royal Ontario Museum, in Toronto, Canada, since 1989-00-00.

Offspring


Total: 4 babies

  1. (F) 1980-10-18 Thika SSP id: 387
  2. (F) 1983-08-25 -- † 2009-03-17 Tumpe SSP id: 405
  3. (F) 1984-06-28 -- † 1994-07-05 Toronto SSP id: 409
  4. (F) 1984-09-13 -- † 1984-09-15 T.W. SSP id: 411

Origin


Tantor was born wild 1969, captured 1971 .


Comments / pictures

"Tantor, 20, died 1989 from Heart failure shortly after surgery for tusk extraction due to infection."

His full Skeleton is held at the Royal Ontario Museum (in storage) while his preserved Heart is on display at the Ontario Science Centre. He was measured at 11ft 2in tall and 14,300 lbs at his death (20 yrs old).

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Tantor, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Toronto Zoo in Canada. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 October 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2120. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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Categories1989 deaths | Royal Ontario Museum Taxidermy | 1969 births | Born in Mozambique | Breeding bulls | 1971 captures | Elephants from Toronto Zoo | Canada | African savanna elephants


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