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

♀ Lea


SSP nr176


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 46 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1978 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1980
Imported:1981 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kansas City Zoo, in United States

Date of arrival

1982-09-17Kansas City Zoo
from International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Record history
History of updates2010-01-17

Latest document update2021-09-18 07:43:23
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Lea is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Kansas City Zoo, in United States.

Lea arrived in 1982-09-17 to the Kansas City Zoo, relocated from the International Animal Exchange (Ferndale), in United States.


Lea lives together with 8 other elephants at the Kansas City Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Christi born 1986
  2. Lady born 1968
  3. Lois born 1978
  4. Megan born 1978
  5. Tamani born 2005-10-17
  6. Tattoo (Tatu, Tatoo) born 1978
  7. Zoe (Zoey) born 1984
  8. Zuri born 2009-08-10


Lea was born wild 1978, captured 1980 . and imported 1981 by International Animal Exchange (Ferndale)

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Lea, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Kansas City Zoo in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=3892. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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