African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Congo at Dallas Zoo

♀ Congo


SSP nr443


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 43 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1978 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1983
Present / last location:Dallas Zoo, in United States

Date of Arrival
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2010-03-00Dallas Zoo
from Animal Encounters (Doug Terranova)
Animal Encounters (Doug Terranova) 1996-04-00
from Perry’s Wilderness Ranch & Zoo (Craig Perry)
Perry’s Wilderness Ranch & Zoo (Craig Perry) 1992-00-00
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Document updated2009-01-28: Previous locations, SSP, Birth RE
2009-03-02: Text, Image RE
2010-03-09: transfer
2010-09-25: Management, Text RE
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Congo is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Dallas Zoo, in United States.

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

In Dallas Zoo, Congo lives together with 7 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Ajabu born 2016-05-14
  2. ,
  3. Gypsy born 1982
  4. ,
  5. Jenny born 1976
  6. ,
  7. Kamba born 1980
  8. ,
  9. Mlilo
  10. ,
  11. Tenadji
  12. ,
  13. Zola
  14. , (see detailed list).


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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Congo, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Dallas Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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