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

♀ Tara
Tara. Atlanta Zoo 2008. Photo: © Amanda Pippin
Tara. Atlanta Zoo 2008. Photo: © Amanda Pippin


SSP nr220


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 42 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1982 wild
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Capture: 1984
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Atlanta Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1986-11-14Atlanta Zoo
from J. C. Schulz Inc.

Record history
History of updates2021-06-24

Latest document update2022-03-23 05:06:14
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Tara is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Atlanta Zoo, in United States.

Tara arrived in 1986-11-14 to the Atlanta Zoo, relocated from the J. C. Schulz Inc., in United States.


Tara lives together with 2 other elephants at the Atlanta Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Kelly born 1983
  2. Msholo born 1989


Tara was born wild 1982 at Africa unspecified location, captured 1984 .

Comments / pictures

Tara in Atlanta Zoo
2022-03-23: Molar tooth replacement

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Tara, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Atlanta Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3519. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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