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

♀ Congo


SSP nr443


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1978 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1983
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Dallas Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

2010-03-00Dallas Zoo
from Animal Encounters (Doug Terranova)

1996-04-00Animal Encounters (Doug Terranova)
from Perry’s Wilderness Ranch & Zoo (Craig Perry)

1992-00-00Perry’s Wilderness Ranch & Zoo (Craig Perry)
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

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History of updates2022-06-08

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

Congo arrived in 2010-03-00 to the Dallas Zoo, relocated from the Animal Encounters (Doug Terranova), in United States.


Congo lives together with 7 other elephants at the Dallas Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Gypsy born 1982
  2. Jenny born 1976
  3. Kamba born 1980
  4. Mlilo born 2004?
  5. Okubili born 2023-02-26
  6. Tendaji born 2004?
  7. Zola born 2004?


Congo was born wild 1978, captured 1983 .

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While with her second owner, Congo lost the end of her tail to frostbite. Her left tusk was surgically removed after it broke under the gumline.

In March 2010, the Dallas Zoo purchased two elephants from private owner Doug Terranova. Congo and Kamba joined the zoo's other two elephants, Jenny and Gypsy, as part of the zoo's new expanded, state-of-the-art Giants of the Savanna facility. Upon their arrival, Congo and Kamba were transitioned from Free to Protected Contact per the Dallas Zoo's management philosophy.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Congo, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Dallas Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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